America was built on the concept of small business. It is the centerpiece of capitalism despite what bankers and activists believe. While the mega-corporations feel that they drive the economy and the Occupy Wherever group wants to agree and blame everything on them, the reality is that it’s the people running small businesses who truly drive the economy.
Everyone knows that Craigslist is a great place to buy stuff, sell stuff, look for a job, and occasionally find strange listings that are pretty funny. What you may not know is that Craig Newmark, the founder of the classified website, has another big project that he’s been working on this year. Read more
A roof is something that few people think about unless it fails. While it’s serving its purpose of keeping out the elements and keeping in the comfortable environment, it’s never a thought. Once a leak starts, everyone starts getting concerned. After all, the roof is the only thing that stands between our homes and the precipitation and sunlight that can make us uncomfortable.
The act of driving can have some pre-existing negative effects on our emotions. Most vehicles, try as they may to be comfortable, are not able to accommodate people for extended periods of time. It’s a hassle to drive in traffic. Perhaps most importantly, we’re often driving to and from places that are not good for our emotional well-being such as driving back and forth to work.
Getting a business degree used to be a prerequisite to be able to be successful and achieve executive status at major companies in the United States. That changed for a time when those who had other types of degrees (or no degrees at all) were finding success, but many companies quickly shifted back to the old mentality after not seeing the type of success they’d hoped for from people without the appropriate degrees. This trend is continuing today.
When you’re a fictional British secret agent with your choice of cars, one might believe that you’d go for more variety. Despite having these choices, the writers of the James Bond movie series have leaned on a few different types and brands of cars, giving the iconic character a sense of personal taste rather than a smorgasbord of automotive gluttony.
It can be tough being the kid of celebrities. There is constant attention given to them even before they are old enough to understand that they’re situation isn’t like the situation that other kids go through. They might be born with a silver spoon in their mouths, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy.
It depends on who you ask, really. There rising trend of building extremely small homes out of extremely cheap materials is something that is both practical and alarming. On one hand, you have those who see the homeless and poor in the country and the world and view the homes as potential solutions. On the other hand, you have those who believe that the economic problems should be addressed first and foremost; more jobs and better economic decisions would eliminate the need for mini homes in the first place.
When it comes to supercars, most of them are not realistic to mass produce. They are too niche, too expensive, and too amazing to put into full production. Then again, some are just right for it.
This infographic by Stratstone breaks down the top five fastest production cars in the world. No, it’s not the most visually stunning infographic ever created and is even worse when you consider the subject matter, but the content itself is strong and worthy of inclusion here.
The United States hit its stride and really started proving out the concepts of pure capitalism when it embraced small business growth. While big companies have always played a role, it has been shown that small businesses are the ones that drive the economy. As small business numbers improve, the economy improves. As small business numbers fall, the economy falls. The same cannot be said about large corporations other than the catastrophes attached to recent real estate an automotive challenges.