Mar 23

Gimlet’s Radical Transparency

The best podcasts are based on personal, highly vulnerable stories, and Gimlet Media, a bellwether podcasting company, has taken that insight to an extreme. As its grown to 45 employees in less than two years, the company has been basically naked from the start. After all, the company’s first hit was the ongoing StartUp podcast, a self-referential show about […]

Jan 28

The NewCo Honors Program: Celebrating a New Approach to Business

As we’ve expanded NewCo from its initial festival in San Francisco to more than 15 cities around the world, we’ve been struck by the consistent values binding the companies we choose to highlight. These new kinds of companies share a common culture that celebrates more than profit: They celebrate purpose, openness, and human potential. NewCos […]

Jan 23

Casey Neistat: I am a YouTuber

Did you see the guy riding a snowboard in New York City this weekend? How about magic carpet Aladdin in New York before Halloween? That’s Casey Neistat. His videos online routinely rack up millions of views. Despite the fact that he claims to be the person who created influencer marketing for a Nike-sponsored video that has […]

Jan 8

The Great Municipal Wi-Fi Reboot

Visit most public libraries in any American city and you’ll see folks in line to get online. More than 90 percent of people have access to broadband in the U.S., but nearly half of some demographic groups, in particular Hispanic households, don’t have broadband. At one time, in some circles, there was a movement to spread Wi-Fi […]

Dec 15

Why Silicon Valley Won’t Always Be the Center of Entrepreneurship

The ever-present debate around whether Silicon Valley will retain its crown as the most important tech hub got fresh fuel this past week, first from a piece by Adam Lashinsky (yes, it will), and then from a Financial Times report (sub. required) seemingly refuting his conclusion (no, New York wins!). The research behind the FT report claims the most […]