“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” — Oscar Wilde To embrace our true identity we must rise above our known existence and associate with our core self. It was the African American author and philosopher Howard Thurman who declared, “There is something […]

Surefire ways to kill your startup before it, well, starts 52 games over the course of six years That’s how long it took before the creators of Angry Birds launched their successful game from the verge of bankruptcy in 2009. Turned down 25 times That’s how many tries it took Tim Ferriss to find someone […]

What Differentiates Creative Geniuses From the Rest When I was a senior in high school, we had to solve—what was for me—incredibly difficult differential equations for our math homework. The solution to one problem could take a full page or two and several hours to complete. The next day in class, the teacher would call […]

What makes a company brilliant? There’s no single answer, so we started with a question: “What in the past year made us say, ‘That’s brilliant!’?” To compile this, the 2018 edition of our 100 Brilliant Company list, we explored boundary-pushing entrepreneurship — from Kevin Hart challenging comedy’s pecking order to big risks, fresh employee perks […]

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