The Hustle 2018 Gift Guide

This Holiday Season, our team of product testers partnered with monday.com to make your gift giving as painless as possible. 27 of this season’s hottest gifts, hand-picked based on two characteristics: Price and Practicality.

Sasha Goldenson • November 19, 2018

The man who won the lottery 14 times

How a rogue Romanian economist legally gamed the lottery and won millions of dollars around the world.

Zachary Crockett • August 25, 2018

How the Million Dollar Homepage kid became the $250m app man

Alex Tew struck gold at the age of 21, on his first try. Now, he's done it again — but not before learning some hard lessons along the way.

Zachary Crockett • May 12, 2018

The 30-year-old retirees

A growing number of young professionals are expediting the path to financial independence by living frugally and following the "4% rule."

Zachary Crockett • May 5, 2018

The botched Coca-Cola heist of 2006

Twelve years ago, a disgruntled Coca-Cola employee tried to sell top-secret Coke documents to Pepsi. The rest reads like something out of a bad spy novel.

Zachary Crockett • April 28, 2018

Sears screwed over a small-time wrench inventor — but he fought back

Dan Brown invented an award-winning tool that sold millions of units. Then he got in bed with the wrong hardware store.

Zachary Crockett • April 21, 2018

How the sharing economy makes us trust complete strangers

The sharing economy relies on the moral righteousness of strangers. And we deeply trust it — even when everything goes to hell.

Zachary Crockett • April 14, 2018

The rise and demise of the AAirpass, American Airlines’ $250k lifetime ticket

In the 1980s, American Airlines sold an unlimited, first-class ticket for life. But they didn't account for super-travelers like Jacques Vroom and Steve Rothstein.

Zachary Crockett • April 7, 2018

How a janitor at Frito-Lay ‘invented’ Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Richard Montañez allegedly went from cleaning toilets to being one of the most respected execs in the food industry.

The Hustle • November 29, 2017

The man who sold shares of himself

Ten years ago, Mike Merrill was at a career crossroads. So, the 30-year-old did what any other aspiring entrepreneur would do: He divided himself...
Zachary Crockett • November 21, 2017

How the "King of Fake News" built his empire

Jestin Coler ran a fake news network that misled millions of Americans and netted him hundreds of thousands of dollars. And in his own words, “it wasn’t hard to do.”

Zachary Crockett • November 7, 2017

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