Topic: Business & Finance

Five Lies You’ve Been Told About Sales

Are doorbusters always a bargain? Are you really the product? Let’s find out the truth.

Amazon Has Added 427,300 Employees in 10 Months, Bringing Its Global Work Force to More Than 1.2 Million

The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.

How Fake Customer Reviews Do — And Don’t Work

New research reveals the short-term gains and long-term costs.

China Slaps Up to 200% Tariffs on Australian Wine

It has been investigating the "dumping" of cheap wines in China - an accusation Australia denies.

The Wild $50M Ride of the Flash Crash Trader

I Stole $2 Million of Jewelry as a Fake Prince

I Tried to 'Manifest' Money – Here's How It Went

Abundance experts and manifestation coaches claim you can attract cash

Jeff Bezos: Here’s How I Make High-Stakes Decisions

In an excerpt from a new collection of his writings, Amazon’s CEO says that his secret is making fewer, better decsions—and thinking three years out.

State of Play: Retail in the Pandemic

The retail industry has been hit hard during lockdown. Here's how it can bounce back.

Mental Models for Career Changes

Career changes are big moves that come with stress and uncertainty. Here’s how mental models can move you in the right direction and get you the information you need to make good decisions. The...

What Do You Do With a Lot of Dead Movie Theaters?

Ranking Asset Classes by Historical Returns

What are the best-performing investments in 2020, and how do previous years compare? This graphic shows historical returns by asset class.

How a Vest Turned Patagonia Into a Billion-Dollar Brand

Only 9% of Voters Plan to Shop In-Store on Black Friday

With Thanksgiving approaching, the countdown to another American tradition has begun – Black Friday. Amid the pandemic, holiday shopping plans are looking different this year, and Americans...

The Belief Funnel: Your Term Sheet Waits at the Bottom

As the number of Homebrew companies grow, some are preparing for a Series A in 2014 (we’ve backed more teams than are currently public on our website). While very few people start companies s…

Unfreezing the Everest Economy

1991: Donald Trump Gets Small

Like a Third World dictator who betrays not one iota of weakness until the very moment he is shipped off to exile in Gstaad, Donald Trump is showing no signs of being daunted by the widespread...

Who’s a Very Good Pandemic Business?

Making $10/Video to Impersonate Jesus

He used to work as a wedding videographer. But now he's Jesus Christ.

The Automated Path to Social and Ecological Destruction

There is no country and no people, I think, who can look forward to the age of leisure and of abundance without a dread. For we have been trained too long to strive and not to enjoy

Pando: Silicon Valley Capitalists Are Heading to Eastern Europe

How Kodak Went From Photo Icon to Making Drugs

Mapped: The Top Export in Every Country

What is the top export in every country? This series of maps explores some of the most influential goods in global trade.

I❤️NY in Crisis: How Do Tourist Shops Survive With No Tourists?

After the coronavirus lockdown wiped out tourism in the city, souvenir stores remain empty.

Estimating the Cost of Delay

You can’t apply concepts you don’t have, and this is definitely one you should want in your toolbelt. The concept comes from Don Reinertsen, who argues, “If you only quantify one thing, quantify th…

Economic Growth Is Stagnating, but There’s More to the Story

Dietrich Vollrath & Eli Dourado

Cost of Living Index Post-Covid

Secondhand Clothing Sales Are Booming

Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.

Amazon Produce Reviews: What Do They Mean?

Customers and sellers have relied on star ratings for decades, but the review system appears to have met its match: “Yellow Onion (Brands May Vary).”

Unemployment Around the World

Tourism, Engine for N.Y.C. Economy, May Not Fully Recover Until 2025

A new forecast projects a rebound in visitors starting in mid-2021 and taking at least four years to return to pre-pandemic totals.

The $99,000 One-Bedrooms on Billionaires’ Row

Carnegie House residents are racing to offload their apartments. Why?

China's Singles Day: A Logistical Feat

The world's biggest 24-hour online shopping event requires a monumental effort to deliver all the goods.

The Rise and Rise of Ugly Buildings

An inelegant new neighbour to Foyles bookshop on London’s Charing Cross Road is typical of buildings whose components seem to have met on a blind date

An Economist’s Guide to the World in 2050

EU: Time Has Come for Four-Day Week

Left-leaning parties and trade unionists argue that working patterns need to be rethought

Robots to Take on More Supermarket Tasks

Grocery and technology firm Ocado Group is buying two robotics firms, to boost the automation of online grocery orders.

Save Like a Pessimist, Invest Like an Optimist

Know Your Customers' "jobs to be done"

Is innovation inherently a hit-or-miss endeavor? Not if you understand why customers make the choices they do.

On the Subject of “Honest” Ads