I Woke Up at 6 AM to Go to A Dance Party

  Watch on YouTube Matt Brimer intrigues me. He’s 29-years-old, comes from the Midwest, and has co-founded General Assembly — an education startup with 500 employees,...
Tim • August 17, 2015

The Soylent Challenge: 30 Days Without Food – Week 1

I just finished week 1 of the Soylent Challenge. I have not ingested anything other than water and this bland, gritty, wannabe protein shake...
Josh • August 12, 2015

Is Creative Genius On-Demand a Real Thing?

“I’ll write about how to have a Eureka moment!” My mind is a pressure cooker of white-hot stress. I’m faced with a seemingly impossible situation:...
Nat • August 10, 2015

How a $5 Investment Got Me Into Shark Tank

I first applied to Shark Tank two summers ago at an open casting call in San Diego. At the time, my startup — Yes...
Nathan • August 5, 2015

How This Guy Will Go 30 Days Without Food

Starting today, I’m going 30 days without eating any food. Instead, I’ll be living off Soylent, a new age powdered meal replacement. Why am I...
Josh • August 4, 2015

The Real Life Erlich Bachman of Silicon Valley

The Real-Life Erlich Bachman If you’ve seen the HBO show Silicon Valley, you know that the characters are loosely based on real Silicon Valley entrepreneurs....
Disco • August 3, 2015

How Arthur Chu Gamed Jeopardy! to Win $300,000

When was the last time you stopped giving a fuck? Stopped caring on how you looked, and started focusing on your goals? For Arthur...
Tam Pham • July 29, 2015

The LinkedIn Hack That Made Me $120,000

This month’s theme for The Hustle is people who game the system. This is the last of the weekly series. I moved to America four...
Jack • July 27, 2015

4 Thugged Out Internet Tactics I Used to Get Noticed on the Internet

When we built Rap Genius, we were stoned literally the entire time. We raised millions of dollars from Ben Horowitz whilst ensconced in a...
Mahbod • July 24, 2015

Part 3: Confessions from the Scammy, Underground World of Kindle eBooks

Last Monday we posted an article on how we submitted a plagiarized novel to Amazon and manipulated the reviews to make it a best...
Sam Parr • July 24, 2015

How to Steal $100 Million from the Parisian Government

You’ve heard of Voltaire, right? You probably had to read Candide in high school. Although he’s best known for his writing, philosophizing, and general...
C.J. Adams • July 21, 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

Former Rap Genius Founder Interviews Intern

Zach Schwartz is the definition of a “young pimp”. Zach is graduating from Columbia University this year and is internet famous for writing a...
Mahbod • July 17, 2015

The One Thing Every Successful Person Has in Common

They don’t click on articles that talk about what other successful people are doing. Get back to work! Naw, I’m just joking. It’s OK to take...
Sam Parr • July 14, 2015

Part 1: Confessions from the Underground World of Kindle eBooks

This month’s theme for The Hustle is people who game the system. This is the first of the weekly series. The Secret World of Kindle...
The Hustle • July 13, 2015

Stop Complaining: Data Shows Being an Underdog is Actually an Advantage

This post is part of a theme on gaming the system. Have an idea for an interesting topic we should cover? LET US KNOW Everyone...
The Hustle • July 8, 2015

Watch our startup recklessly blow through $500,000

Not that type of wad, you sicko. But let’s get to it. You’re reading this because: You came to Hustle Con, a less douchey TED-style conference...
Sam Parr • June 30, 2015

This 22-Year-Old Kid Fucked With the Airline Industry… and Won

There are some things you just don’t do. Like feed chocolate to a dog. Or prank call your grandma. Or fuck with multi-billion dollar...
Kera DeMars • June 30, 2015

Broke Artist Believed in Sean Parker… Makes $200m Off Facebook Stock

TL;DR Facebook was nothing in 2005. They offered a broke artist $60k to paint the office. The broke artist hated social media and thought Facebook...
Sam Parr • June 4, 2015

How a Solo, Non-Technical Founder Created a 80-Person Startup

Hustle Con is a badass conference where the best non-technical founders (like Arram here) teach how they got started and give practical advice on...
The Hustle • April 16, 2015

How Pandora Does It

Hustle Con is a badass conference where the best non-technical founders (like Tim here) teach how they got started and give practical advice on...
The Hustle • April 3, 2015

How we sell 500 tickets in 10 weeks

Do me a favor. Google “what’s the best credit card for students?” Ok, now Google “best credit card.” See the top result? Shockingly, it’s not a...
Sam Parr • March 27, 2015

How a Non-Techie Created Sprig, the Lyft for Food

Hustle Con is a badass conference where the best non-technical founders (like Gagan here) teach how they got started and give practical advice on...
The Hustle • March 12, 2015

The Founder of Pandora is Speaking at Hustle Con

Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora, is this year’s keynote speaker at Hustle Con. If you live under a rock and haven’t heard of Pandora,...
Sam Parr • March 4, 2015

She’s betting $43m On The Airbnb For Cars

Hustle Con is a badass conference where the best non-technical founders (like Jessica here) teach how they got started and give practical advice on...
The Hustle • March 3, 2015

How Coffee Meets Bagel Makes Money

Hustle Con is a badass conference where the best non-technical founders (like Dawoon here) teach how they got started and give practical advice on...
Kera DeMars • February 24, 2015

This is How Dave McClure Started 500 Startups

This is the first in a weekly series of stories where we profile top, successful, hustlers. Check it out → Download image ↓ Did you dig...
The Hustle • February 17, 2015

Hustle Con 2015 is Happening This Year on April 24th

Announcement: Hustle Con tickets are officially for sale! Last week, we announced the speaker lineup for Hustle Con. And it went really well. In fact,...
Sam Parr • January 23, 2015

This Men's Fashion Startup is KILLING Content Marketing: 7 Tactics Learned from Chubbies Shorts

Wow…I just realized the title of this article sounds like one of those stupid Buzzfeed articles my high school friends share on theFacebook.com. Sorry...
Sam Parr • January 13, 2015

How Udemy Found Their First 1,000 Instructors… Tips For Building a Marketplace with Gagan Biyani

How do you find your first users when building an online marketplace? Background: Gagan Biyani is the co-founder of Udemy, an online marketplace for learning...
Sam Parr • December 16, 2014

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