Top 10: May 2013

Matt Cunnelly

May’s most-viewed articles for your reading pleasure — what’s your favorite?

Top 10: April 2013


Our most visited articles from April 2013 — have you read them?

Special Series: Cultivate Creativity

Brieann Kinsey, designer extraordinare

For the last few weeks we’ve been running special series called Cultivate Creativity, inspired by Nolan Bushnell’s latest book. We ran four wonderful pieces from existing contributors, and if you missed them, you’ll want to check them out now…

Entrepreneur Finds Success through the Hijab


Most of us would not likely use the words “hijab” and “high fashion” in the same sentence, but if Yasemin Kanar of Miami has her way, they could become synonymous.

When Reinvention Goes Wrong

The point of a career reinvention is to trade something you no longer enjoy for something that you enjoy doing, at least in theory. Many people make the switch and are very happy with their new vocation, new lifestyle, and newfound freedom. I was one of those people-until the novelty wore off and the hard realities of my industry and running a business took over.

Creating Success in a Dirty Business


Extreme obstacle course race events are held around the country and world offering varying levels of difficulty, length, and competitiveness. This type of racing is a relatively new phenomenon that has exploded onto the fitness scene. Tough Mudder was first on the scene, propelling the craze and mushrooming into a $70 million business in little more than two years.

Top 10: January 2013

Heart Q Thomas Bower

Catch up on last month’s best content with this January 2013 Top 10 list!

Don’t Give Business a Bad Name

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The best company names the ones that are simple, are meaningful to customers, and conjure up a lot of mental imagery. Names that lend themselves to word play are easy to remember and “have legs,” meaning they cane be parlayed into peripheral products, extra revenue sources, and extra buzz.

Is your accent holding you back professionally?

A heavy accent can keep people from participating effectively in the corporate culture of their workplaces and make it difficult for them to express themselves. Whether employees communicate one-on-one, or as part of a team, their speech matters.

Play Is Serious Business

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Turning childhood dreams into adult realities is the business of companies like Incredible Adventures and People at Play. These enterprises develop creative new revenue streams and drum up lots of attention.