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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
NOTE: Hey there Hacker News crowd. Thanks for coming to the site! What you're reading is a story from The Hustle. We're a free...
• 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...
• 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
What are your chances of successfully raising money on Kickstarter?
This year, hopeful entrepreneurs will list thousands of projects — books, films, drones, watches, board games, smart toothbrushes — on Kickstarter. Here, they’ll vie...
• February 9, 2019
The 18th-century potter who became the world’s first tycoon
The name “Josiah Wedgwood” doesn’t pique the interest of most tech bros. He didn’t grace stages clad in a black turtleneck. He didn’t build...
• February 2, 2019
The Death of the Suit and Tie
Sponsored by Look around at just about any office today and you’re bound to see a similar sight: dark jeans, tees for tops, and...
• January 29, 2019
What it’s like to pursue a dream for 30 years — and fail
For 30 years, Keahi Seymour pursued a dream. That dream wasn’t to play in the NFL. It wasn’t to front a rock band. It...
• January 26, 2019
When targets and metrics are bad for business
There’s an old fable from Soviet Russia that goes something like this: A nail factory manager (we’ll call him “Big Boss”) wants his workers...
• January 18, 2019
A Q+A with Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri
In July of 2005, an accomplished voice actor named Susan Bennett was hired to record a bunch of material. For an entire month —...
• January 11, 2019
Are gym memberships worth the money?
Shortly after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day of 2018, Josh Kline closed his eyes and vowed a resolution: He’d sign up...
• January 5, 2019
My Salary for the First 2 Years of My Startup
Dear Hustle readers, Welcome to the new year! Tis the time for your 2019 planning. Your resolutions, next year’s financial goals, fitness commitments…those types...
• December 29, 2018
The competitive business of recruiting pro Santas
Eight years ago, Kelly Ferrell, a 51-year-old retired cop, was sitting on a bench at a shopping mall in Texas when he was approached...
• December 15, 2018
Banknotes: Magic City Hippies on building a brand
If you haven’t heard of Magic City Hippies yet, you will. Their rise to indie fame has been mythic: From panhandling on the streets...
• December 14, 2018
Do what you want to
Note: If you do nothing else, watch the video at the end of this post. It’s worth the 15 minutes. Back in 2013, a...
• December 10, 2018
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
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