Business Fads

There is no other field of human activity—including entertainment, sports, high fashion, or politics—which is so riddled by fads as business.


Entrepreneur Makes Sleep Pay

The result is the SleepTracker, a watch-like monitor and alarm that users wear on their wrists to record their sleep patterns and awaken them at an optimal time within the window they have chosen.

Camp Nectar: Growing Package-Shaped Fruit

The marketing company spent two years researching potential methods for creating a piece of fruit that mimicked the box shape of Camp’s juice cartons and eventually developed a mold that could be fitted around a piece of fruit as it began to ripen on its tree.


A New Take On The Beach Towel

The poncho-like towel allows users to change underneath them without showing anything.


Invention: Foldable Dry Erase Board

Robert Thomas dropped out of Stanford and was waiting to be discharged from the Marine Corps when he had the idea to hitchhike to Ohio.


Anatomy of a Wildly Successful Kickstarter Campaign

On November 30, Memoto closed a month-long Kickstarter campaign that raised $550,000 to manufacture a lifelogging wearable camera.


Invention Seeks To Destroy Cancer

Christian Parigger, associate professor of physics at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, wants to advance the fight against cancer.


Niche Biz: Negotiating Short Sales

Suppose you can’t pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth.


Niche Biz: Connecting Soldiers With Civilian Jobs

With many soldiers leaving service with technical and computer skills, New York-based Incline is offering training in order to help them adapt that talent to the workplace.


Entrepreneur Turns 4-H Pig Project Into Direct Marketing Biz

After the county fair, many 4-Her’s part ways with their project pigs until the following spring.

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