John Havel
Author, The Hustle

So much for Kentucky… India is the real whiskey capital of the world

Indian whiskey brand Officer’s Choice has been named the world’s largest-selling whiskey for the fifth straight year.

John Havel • July 9, 2018

Et tu, TV? A new channel opens in the data collection arms race

A new wave of startups are figuring out ways to track what you watch on TV and serve targeted ads on other devices.

John Havel • July 6, 2018

Stanley One Hand Vacuum Mug

There are plenty of travel coffee mugs out there, but none are as good as the Stanley. It keeps drinks warm (or cold) for 7 hours, never spills, looks great, and comes with a lifetime warranty. Never leave home without it.

John Havel • December 1, 2017

The guy who brought McDonald’s to India is raging against the Mac-chine

Mickey D’s tried to buy Bakshi out in '08 for a measly $5m, but he refused, citing evidence that his share was actually worth $331m. So they fired him.

John Havel • September 29, 2017

The Hustle’s 2016 Gift Guide

A couple weeks ago we asked our readers to send over their absolutely, positively, hands down, no questions asked best gift suggestion for this...
John Havel • December 14, 2016

How to Effectively Negotiate Salary

Everyone’s been lowballed on salary compensation at some point. That’s a rite of passage and, especially when you’re just getting your career started, there...
John Havel • August 11, 2016

The Secret to Making $450m Selling Coolers

A few weeks ago I was in Texas for a wedding. Somewhere between Houston and San Antonio, we passed a truck on the highway...
John Havel • July 15, 2016

How Ramit Sethi Launched a Product That Generated $5m in a Week

Ramit Sethi wasn’t always financially savvy. The first big check he got went in the stock market and he immediately lost half. After that,...
John Havel • June 16, 2016

Whoever Said Dogs Are Good for the Office Environment Is Full of It

For some inexplicable reason, people like talking about how great dogs are to have in the office. Don’t believe me? Here are 9 Reasons...
John Havel • April 22, 2016

How Tall Is Tim Ferriss?

Tim Ferriss. You know him. That guy who interviews people, records podcasts, tests a lot of stuff on TV, and only does things...
John Havel • March 23, 2016

Why Is WeWork Worth so Much?

WeWork is worth an insane amount of money. The company just announced that it’s raising $430m at a whopping $16B valuation, bringing total funding to...
John Havel • March 11, 2016

How ‘House of Cards’ Changed the Content Marketing Game

Did you have fun binging on ‘House of Cards’ this weekend? Like millions of Underwood addicts, I dutifully worked my way through half of...
John Havel • March 7, 2016

Productivity Hacks Are a Waste of Time

Productivity hacks should be banned from the internet. There, I said it. They’re the lowest form of “original” content and seem to always reuse the...
John Havel • March 2, 2016

Shaq Is a Heck of an Investor

Sports Illustrated reported that, within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke. This story came out back in 2009...
John Havel • February 24, 2016

This Guy Turned His Resumé Into a Music Album and Uploaded It to Spotify

When you apply for a job you gotta get noticed. Otherwise you’re just part of the stack and get lost like Kate and Sawyer. We’ve...
John Havel • February 17, 2016

Wi-Fi Doesn’t Actually Stand for Anything

Since I first heard about this new-fangled wireless internet, a.k.a. Wi-Fi, I thought the phrase stood for “wireless fidelity” – something to do with...
John Havel • February 11, 2016

Look at Steve Harvey's Card – He Was Set up to Fail

Steve Harvey messed up big time. The Miss Universe pageant was down to the last two contestants and he crowned the wrong winner, leading to...
John Havel • December 21, 2015

reCAPTCHA: The Genius Who's Tricking the World Into Doing His Work

CAPTCHAs – those weird, distorted words that prove you’re human before you buy overpriced tickets to Adele’s upcoming tour. You know ’em, I know...
John Havel • December 3, 2015

Part 2: Confessions from the Scammy, Underground World of Kindle eBooks

Dear reader, After this post was published it has come to our attention that the book we used, “Untamed Billionaire, Undressed Virgin” has been under...
John Havel • July 20, 2015

From 0 to $25m – The iCracked Story

iCracked founder started the company from his dorm room. Four years later, the company is making $25 million in revenue. Here's how he did it.

John Havel • February 7, 2015

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