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"The city recently planted two skinny trees on Eighth Avenue; supported by splints, they shiver at the onrushing traffic, as ill matched to their environs as the girls in stilettos who teeter across the cobblestones of the meatpacking district."

- Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, describing Manhattan’s garment district 

"In an amiably impersonal way, he is both transparent and opaque. He opens himself to all questions and answers them at length, but his line of reasoning is so uninflected that it becomes a barrier against intimacy."

- George Packer, The New Yorker; describing venture capitalist Peter Thiel

"He walks bent slightly forward at the waist, as if he found it awkward to have a body."

- George Packer, The New Yorker; describing venture capitalist Peter Thiel

HOW JENNA LYONS TRANSFORMED J.CREW INTO A CULT BRAND

SEE HOW JENNA LYONS HAS TAKEN J.CREW FROM UGLY DUCKLING TO FASHION ARBITER.

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"Fifty Percent Of ‘The Tipping Point’ Is Wrong." Jonah Berger Shows You Which Half

Jonah Berger wants to be the next Malcolm Gladwell. Welcome to the making of a guru, 2013 edition.

March 2013

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From Denny’s to Charmin, brands try to crack the social conversation

Brands in human guise are trying to engage you in conversation. And they would rather you didn’t ignore them.

January 2013

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Paper Lantern Lit Matches Undiscovered Writers With Publishers To Create Mass Market Hits

Paper Lantern Lit’s “Book Incubator” Model Creates Hits For Publishers—and Careers For Undiscovered Writers.

October 2012

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Shaking Up Crowdfunding | Fast Company

It’s that classic story: Guy has idea to buy beer company. Guy tries to raise funds. Guy catalyzes new federal legislation.
May 2012

Can VCs Be Bred? Meet The New Generation In Silicon Valley’s Draper Dynasty | Fast Company

Over the course of a half-century, the Draper family has carved out a name (and a fortune) in a place where breeding and ancestry are thought to be irrelevant. Now it’s time for the debut of the youngest generation. Read

May 2012

Revel Resort Developer Defies The Atlantic City Odds | Fast Company

The Vegas of the East still has a boardwalk, but these days it’s no empire. The developer of Revel, a would-be destination resort, wants to stop playing games and inject new life into the area.

April 2012