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So much for Kentucky… India is the real whiskey capital of the world
For the 5th year in a row, India-based Officer’s Choice was crowned the world’s largest-selling whiskey with a total of 31.5m cases (1 case...
John Havel • July 9, 2018
Et tu, TV? A new channel opens in the data collection arms race
These days, concerns about data privacy are mostly focused on internet giants that track your personal habits to serve targeted ads. But, according to...
John Havel • July 6, 2018
Stanley One Hand Vacuum Mug
the story Stanley’s brand speaks for itself. Founded in 1913, the company made its name by combining the science of vacuum insulation (surrounding a...
John Havel • December 1, 2017
The guy who brought McDonald’s to India is raging against the Mac-chine
62-year-old Vikram Bakshi, managing director of Connaught Place Restaurants Limited (CPRL), first brought the Big Mac to India as a franchisee in 1996 —...
John Havel • September 29, 2017
Why ‘tock-tick’ sounds so, so wrong
It’s Friday and everyone’s already one foot out the door into a well-earned 3-day weekend. So, instead of diving into crazy valuations and Bitcoin...
John Havel • May 26, 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
Nielsen Gets Rid Of Its Offensively Outdated “Diary” That Logged TV Habits
Nielsen is finally phasing out its antiquated paper “TV diary” system that’s somehow still used in 140 of 210 local markets. The plan is...
John Havel • September 15, 2016
100% Of New Moms Return to Work At Patagonia After Childbirth. Here’s Why.
What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They’re the only two industrialized nations without federal paid family leave. In...
John Havel • August 16, 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 for...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
John Havel • July 20, 2015
From 0 to $25m – The iCracked Story
Hustle Con is a badass conference where the best non-technical founders (like AJ here) teach how they got started and give practical advice on...
John Havel • February 7, 2015
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
The worst sales promotion in history
Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall
How small business owners survived the Great Recession
New business ideas and the best way to capitalize.
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