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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.
How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?
Mechanical Turk offers workers the freedom to complete menial tasks for small sums of cash. But is the platform really a viable part-time hustle?