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Counter, Counter Culture

Chris Johnson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Chris Johnson

You can hardly swing a foam dart gun without hitting an XBox in startupville these days. We're all for a little fun around the office, but at some point, the hoodie and Vans pendulum swings too far, and a little formality is needed.

Designer Co-Founder Series: Fab.com

Chris Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

A design shopping site emerges, investors line up, and soon Demi Moore is tweeting about sales and signups go moonward. It all happened. Fab now has 160 design-obsessed staffers. We stammer when we say it too -- one-sixty. They had 10 when Fab launched 11 months ago.

What Happens When You Don't Mail the Invites

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

You're up to your neck in cake, music, and photography and now it's the invitations. The lingo comes in like, caliper, grammage, and calligraphy, and that's before you even get to RSVP cards and return addresses. A lot to consider.

How About We Do Pushups

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

The clock turns to eleven and everyone hits the floor, palms flat or knuckles down, planking. Every hour, on the hour, the team gets down and sweats it out together.

Shop Main Street From Your Street

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

That jacket right there. That's the one you wore right out of the store in Tuscany. And those funky sunglasses? Bought from a street vendor in Seoul. ...

Fresh Start For Seamless

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Founded in 2000, Seamless flourished in the post dot com era as a web-based food delivery service, was acquired six years ago, and then spun out again last year. The spin out came with new capital and a renewed focus on product (think mobile) and innovation (think more mobile). It's a fresh start -- a born again startup.

Tumblr's All Star Staffers

Bryce Longton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

It's neither the office space nor the clever perks that make Tumblr such an of-the-moment place to work: it's the people.