Kendall Baker
Contributor, The Hustle

Ramit Sethi Will Teach You How to Grow Your Business

Ramit Sethi wasn’t always financially savvy. In fact, the first big check he got went in the stock market and he immediately lost half. After...
Kendall Baker • January 13, 2017

How a Non-Technical Founder Launches a Technical Product

You woke up with a brilliant idea. It seeped into your mind and is now screaming at you. Work, family, and friends feel muted compared...
Kendall Baker • December 14, 2016

An Interview With the Co-Founder of Away

Nowadays, it feels like there are 2 luggage options on the market: Crappy and cheap Unreasonably expensive So, like any entrepreneurs worth their salt, friends Jen Rubio...
Kendall Baker • December 5, 2016

How is Arizona Iced Tea still cheaper than water?

When Arizona Iced Tea came onto the scene in 1992, the family-owned company quickly toppled industry leader, Snapple, thanks to a simple formula: never raise prices. In fact, Arizona is so committed to its 99 cent price tag that “99¢” is still printed in bold on every can to keep retailers from charging more (though […]

Kendall Baker • November 3, 2016

The Hustle Fam: Volume 1

“In my living room in Montevideo, Uruguay with my family. Reading out loud funny quotes from The Hustle to my wife while she breastfeeds....
Kendall Baker • October 18, 2016

Content Ain’t King Unless It’s Funny

“Content is king.” It’s a phrase you hear all the time. And it’s mostly true — especially in 2016 when we’re consuming so damn much...
Kendall Baker • October 6, 2016

Stripe Announced a New Service to Pay People Immediately

Stripe is a six-year-old tech company on a mission to make digital payments as simple as possible for all businesses. And yesterday, they made some serious headway with the launch of Instant Payouts — a service that allows marketplaces currently using Stripe’s payments API to pay contract workers “within minutes.” This isn’t new, it’s just […]

Kendall Baker • September 20, 2016

WeWork’s New Plan to Get Out Of Its Slump: Change the Lease Terms

A recent shift in the types of leases WeWork is looking for shows the company is trying out new options.

Kendall Baker • August 19, 2016

Dear Public Relations Professionals…

Dear PR people, Like most journalists, I’m constantly bombarded by your emails. And they all suck. Well, not all of them. Some are fine. But...
Kendall Baker • July 11, 2016

Ace & Everett: A Lesson in Content Marketing

Ace & Everett makes socks. But if you ask co-founder Sage Disch if they’re a sock company, the answer is a resounding no. “We...
Kendall Baker • May 25, 2016

Did Airbnb, Medium, Beats, and Flipboard Rip off Their Logos?

Very few things in this world are truly original, and there’s no better example of that than logo design. I mean, think about it. Not...
Kendall Baker • May 11, 2016

Hey Look, New Companies

TechCrunch Disrupt NYC: Day One TechCrunch Disrupt NYC kicked off yesterday in Brooklyn. Companies were launched, business tactics were discussed, and lots of faded jeans...
Kendall Baker • May 10, 2016

Checking in on Predictions for the Year 2020

“The International Space Station Could Get Its Own Timeshare by 2020.” When I read that headline last week, my first thought was, “Holy crap, that...
Kendall Baker • April 21, 2016

Living the Most Productive Week in the History of Mankind

I couldn’t tell you the last time I scrolled through my Facebook news feed without seeing an article about productivity. “10 Ways to Be...
Kendall Baker • April 14, 2016

Trouble on the Back Nine

Did Wall Street watch The Masters? Shares of sports apparel company Under Armour dropped almost 6% on Monday, a day after golfer Jordan Spieth –...
Kendall Baker • April 12, 2016

Spain Has Been in the Wrong Time Zone for Over 70 Years

On October 23, 1940, Adolf Hitler took a train to the Spanish border to meet with the country’s dictator, Francisco Franco. The world was at...
Kendall Baker • March 10, 2016

I Just Accidentally Discovered That a World-Renowned Investor Is Full of Shit

Jim Rogers, renowned investor, author, and current Chairman of Rogers Holdings, made waves recently after guaranteeing with 100% certainty that a U.S. recession will...
Kendall Baker • March 8, 2016

Excuse Me, Why Are We Not Included in Any of The “Coolest Offices in SF” Lists?

This is bullshit. I just finished looking through way too many lists online (BuzzFeed, what have you done?) ranking the “coolest” offices in San Francisco. We...
Kendall Baker • March 4, 2016

The Story of How Venmo Was Started

“Hey Hoobastank, venmo me that song you just played.” Yup, that was almost a thing. And I, for one, am thankful it never left the idea...
Kendall Baker • March 1, 2016

According to New Research, You Should Probably Start Your Own Business

If you have dreams of starting your own business but are hesitant due to the risk involved, new research suggests you should chase that...
Kendall Baker • February 23, 2016

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Netflix is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and House of Cards marathons. But did you know...
Kendall Baker • February 23, 2016

The Dutch Formula: How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Company in 12 Months

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company and getting filthy rich? Of course you have. Me too. But I’m lazy. And selfishly, I’ve...
Kendall Baker • February 22, 2016

Giphy Is Now Worth $300 Million, Confirming the Huge Future Potential of GIFs

The ability to incorporate advertising into our future conversations makes them worth it.

Kendall Baker • February 16, 2016

You Can Get Paid for Answering Questions on Quora Now

The people over at Quora have a giant sign in their office that reads, “DEATH TO ALL CONSULTANTS!”. Just kidding. I completely made that up. However,...
Kendall Baker • February 12, 2016

Stop Force Quitting Your iPhone Apps

Ever since I got my first cell phone in 9th grade, I have been absolutely terrible at remembering to charge it. So terrible, in...
Kendall Baker • February 8, 2016

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