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The tiny video store that survived Netflix
“Where the hell have you been? I haven’t seen you in 6 months!” Ira Belfer rises from his throne (a well-worn dining chair from...
• July 27, 2019
Why is airport food so expensive?
Earlier this week, while waiting to board an early morning flight from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon, I found myself stranded in Terminal 2,...
• July 20, 2019
How much money can you make on Amazon Mechanical Turk?
In early 2013, Mike Naab found himself in dire need of a side gig. As a full-time senior business analyst, the Pennsylvanian made a...
• July 13, 2019
The women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year
Click here to win a free trip to Iceland! … Enter to win a 2019 Ford F-150! … Share a photo on Twitter and...
• July 7, 2019
How Costco gained a cult following — by breaking every rule of retail
On first impression, Costco makes no sense. It is a place where you can buy, in the course of one trip, a 27-pound bucket...
• June 30, 2019
The 70-year-old retiree who became America’s worst counterfeiter
In 1938, a New York cigar shop owner went to the bank to cash his daily profits. As the teller sifted through the haul,...
• June 23, 2019
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
In 2014, chef Davide Cerretini advertised a special that would forever change his fate: Anyone who left his restaurant a 1-star review on Yelp...
• June 9, 2019
The $500m smiley face business
The Smiley Company office in London, England, is a wonder to behold. Smiley paintings line the walls. Smiley push pillows adorn the couches. There...
• June 1, 2019
Want a great deal on a house? Find one where someone was murdered.
On the morning of December 6th, 1959, Dr. Harold Perelson walked into the master bedroom where his wife, Lilian, slept and bashed in her...
• May 26, 2019
Shark Tank deep dive: A data analysis of all 10 seasons
Shark Tank — the reality show where entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a panel of celebrity investors — just wrapped up its 10th season....
• May 19, 2019
The professor who beat roulette
On a warm night in May of 1969, a throng of awestruck gamblers crowded around a well-worn roulette table in the Italian Riviera. At...
• May 11, 2019
The worst team-building exercises in history
Stephen Whigham was rounding third base during the late stages of a company kickball game when all hell broke loose. Whigham, then the director...
• May 4, 2019
How teenage hackers became tech's go-to bounty hunters
Last month, 19-year-old Santiago Lopez became the first person to earn $1m US as an “ethical” hacker. Santiago — who had never even...
• April 26, 2019
The yodeler who sued Yahoo
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• April 20, 2019
The Hustle is 3 Years Old Today
Here’s the background on how we started… There are now more than 1 million of you reading our daily email, and many of you have something...
• April 19, 2019
5-star phonies: Inside the fake Amazon review complex
“Isn’t this illegal?” I found myself typing one Tuesday night at 1:15 AM. I was chatting with Lien Xi, an Amazon seller from Guangzhou,...
• April 13, 2019
Case Study: Boring trade show businesses are minting billions. Here’s how.
Case Study: Boring trade show businesses are minting billions. Here’s how. ...
• April 9, 2019
The wild world of trust funds for pets
Several months ago, 82-year-old Marjorie Jones* decided it was high time to draft a will. Her possessions were considerable: A $2,000,000 home on a...
• April 6, 2019
The Hustle’s Ultimate Travel Hack Collection
Sponsored by A few weeks back, we asked our readers, “What’s your go-to travel hack?” And like the legion of frequent-flying, ginger-ale-slurping professionals they...
• April 3, 2019
The 2019 Drunk Shopping Census
By the time Justin Timberlake took the stage at the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, Ryan Green was deep into his third bucket of...
• March 24, 2019
Our Favorite Pearly White Protectors
Sponsored Finding the best toothpaste to give you that movie-star smile can be tougher than you might think. After all, there are dozens –...
• March 21, 2019
The “self-made” myth: Why hard work isn’t enough to reach the top
A toxic myth pervades the business world: Hard work and perseverance are the only things required to achieve immense success and reach the top...
• March 15, 2019
The 7 Podcasts you should have (already) discovered
Sponsored by Here’s our pick of the 7 best podcast series for personal and professional development. Consider this list the “edu-tainment” your commute so...
• March 12, 2019
I took a cannabis DNA test and learned more than I bargained for
It took about 5 minutes for an algorithm to putter through the vast complexities of my DNA and spit out 16 “personalized” strains of...
• March 10, 2019
Orgasms, tech, and gender bias: A chat with sex toy entrepreneur, Lora Haddock
“How did that happen?” Lora Haddock found herself wondering after experiencing one of the best orgasms she’d ever had. This very question sparked the...
• March 1, 2019
How To Develop, Manage And Scale Your Sales Team
Our Ambassador Program is all about providing tangible value and actionable advice to our brand advocates. We’re interviewing startup founders, innovators, and thought-leaders across...
• February 27, 2019
Unlocking The Keystone: What the ‘Strange Habits’ of the Rich and Powerful All Have in Common
Sponsored by 234 years ago, Ben Franklin sat naked in front of his window each morning in what he called “air baths.” He believed...
• February 25, 2019
How to avoid buyer's remorse
Earlier this year, I impulse purchased an mp3 player for long bike rides. Initially, I was happy with my selection. But in the following...
• February 23, 2019
Your BS-Free 2019(ish) Conference Guide
Sponsored by As an events-company-turned-newsletter, we know a thing or two about throwing a great conference. So, we asked around, scoured the internet, and...
• February 19, 2019
The shady economics of ‘buy one, get one free’ deals
In commerce, a single phrase wields the power of a thousand salespeople. It can turn even the most rational consumers into crazed lunatics who...
• February 17, 2019
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
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