Rick Field left a successful career in television to become a pickle entrepreneur. Seven years later, his Rick's Picks are carving out a mini cultural niche of their own in the American culinary landscape.
Symphonic music has been written off by a generation as cloistered and irrelevant. Can the classically-trained musician ever return to mass appeal?
While satellites and infrastructure crumble, we are also witnessing an explosion in space tourism that is exposing the gap between the Haves and Have-Nots in space.
Viral content is defined by authenticity, humor and controversy; NYU Stern Business School professor Scott Galloway wrote an email to a student that hit the trifecta. He now uses the experience as a digital media strategy lesson.
Ryan Blair, CEO and author of Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went From Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur, argues that independent employees are good for business.
Guy Kawasaki tells Big Think the secret to Apple's success has been Steve Jobs's ability to anticipate where the market will be heading, as opposed to simply reacting to where the market is already going. Watch the video here:
Co-authors Daniel Altman and Jonathan Berman argue that businesses will do better business and more social good by considering all of their activities – humanitarian and otherwise –in terms of how they impact long-term profits.
A permanent robot presence on the Moon may be the most feasible option for future lunar exploration. Robonaut, the first humanoid robot in space, is taking baby steps in that direction.
Is the battle for market share of the Internet a zero-sum game? Who will be the biggest winners and losers if and when Facebook becomes the de facto operating system of the Web?
What the world needs now – and just might be able to listen to – are humanitarian ambassadors like Sophal Ear, who have experienced atrocity and devoted their lives to doing something about it.
"When All-American Girl was cancelled, I was devastated. I thought that was my only shot at show business." Margaret Cho opens up about fame, letting go, and how life's biggest setbacks can actually be a step forward.
Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki says swearing in the business setting is alright "once or twice a year." But don't do it more often than that, because "pain in the asses do not advance."
In the information age, there is power in being able to reduce a complex problem into simple steps and take decisive action to make it happen. Seizing opportunity is simpler than it seems, says Mark Cenedella, founder of the TheLadders.
If what you do is repetitive, then your job is doomed, says physicist Michio Kaku. If your work involves creativity, imagination, experience, leadership, hey… there’s a bright future for you.
Not surprisingly, the publishing industry is full of bibliophiles who love the body of the printed book almost as much as its soul. Rick Richter, the founder and president of Ruckus Mobile Media, is the rare exception.