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Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What Do You Do?

A growing number of professionals are using social media to build a personal, public identity—a brand of their own—based on their work.


A Netflix for Movie Theaters

MoviePass brings the convenience of Netflix to your local movie theaters: After paying a monthly fee, you can see as many movies in the theater as you want.


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The Invention of the Digital First Down Line

I’ve never really been into football, but this story about the creation of the electronic first down line is fascinating.


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Do Things Manually at First

One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don’t scale.


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How to Write a Press Release That Doesn’t Suck

Here are five tips to help you write the ultimate B2B press release: Develop and tell a coherent, compelling story.


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How To Sell A $1 Snow Globe For $59

The founders of the website Significantobjects.com, a site devoted to quantifying the bottom-line power of story at a product level, say, “Stories are such a powerful driver…that their effect on any given [product's] subjective value can be measured objectively.” The website is home to an experiment that goes like this: the founders buy thrift store, garage sale, and flea market products, always cheap, no more than a couple dollars at most.


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Transparent Solar Film Coming Soon to A Window Near You

One of the holy grails of solar cell technology may have been found, with researchers at UCLA announcing they have created a new organic polymer that produces electricity, is nearly transparent and is more durable and malleable than silicon.


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A Vacuum Airship?

“A vacuum airship, also known as a vacuum balloon, is a hypothetical airship that is evacuated rather than filled with a lighter than air gas such as hydrogen or helium.


Knife Sharpening Biz

I’m working on a plan to start a knife sharpening business catered towards restaurants, retirement homes, culinary school students, etc.


Do You Consider Yourself An Idea Man?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, ideas are worthless.