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Calm Co-Founder Michael Acton Smith is sharing his growth tactics at Hustle Con
Read the story of how Calm founders captured 100k emails with a single webpage.
What went wrong at Uber
A chat with New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, on the peril of hyper-growth, Silicon Valley’s cult-like founder worship, and what drives good people to do bad things.
Why is movie theater popcorn so outrageously expensive?
Yes, $7 popcorn is a ripoff. But it’s also the lifeblood of most movie theaters’ business model.
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The epic, decades-long battle between Ford and a small-time inventor
50 years ago, Ford stole a patented design for a new type of windshield wiper. But they picked the wrong inventor to screw with.
Inside Shake Shack’s secret ‘Innovation Kitchen’
How one of the world’s fastest-growing burger chains has found success — by thinking small and acting like a start-up.
The worst sales promotion in history
27 years ago, Hoover offered two free international flights with any £100 purchase. Today, it’s remembered as the worst sales promotion in history.
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Small business of the week: Scott Ball, red light ticket attorney
How a robotic singing fish made $100m in one year
In a world of few hits and constant misses, how did a singing fish mounted on a plaque end up being one of the most iconic gag gifts in history?
The tiny video store that survived Netflix
In the wake of an algorithm-led video store apocalypse, Captain Video stays afloat by offering the human touch.
Why is airport food so expensive?
The reasons you pay a massive markup on a water bottle are more complex than you might think.