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  1. Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

    Susan J. Fowler on what it was like to work at Uber: “And when I think about the things I’ve recounted in the paragraphs above, I feel a lot of sadness, but I can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous everything was. Such a strange experience.”

    Business
  2. The Scott Brothers

    Known for their HGTV home improvement and lifestyle shows, the Scott Brothers — identical twins Drew and Jonathan and older brother J.D. — produce real estate and construction-focused entertainment across multiple platforms.

    Business
  3. The Baseline Scenario

    Launched in 2008, The Baseline Scenario explains the key issues in the global economy and develops concrete policy proposals. Authored by Peter Boone, Simon Johnson, and James Kwak, the blog has been cited by every major publication covering economics and finance.

    Business
  4. Women’s Wear Daily

    Women’s Wear Daily, a WordPress.com VIP partner, is a century-old publication covering the business and culture of fashion, from breaking news and trends to Fashion Week updates.

    Business
  5. Inspired by the Cotswolds: A Home Interiors Company that Blogs with Style

    The blog of a home interiors company in England inspires and informs its customers.

    Business
    Images courtesy of The Cotswold Company.
  6. Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

    “How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to get them to The Zone and keep them over time?” Entrepreneur and Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explores building a product for new users and focusing on the “first mile” of a user’s experience.

    Business
  7. “46% of the small businesses in America are off the grid, meaning they are operating without a website. The idea of 100 Project is to transform small businesses in Detroit by getting 100 Detroit neighborhood businesses on the grid.”  

    Business
  8. Music to Your Ears: Behind the Scenes at Bandcamp Daily

    Bandcamp’s editorial director talks about their blog, which fosters serendipitous discovery and community.

    Business
  9. Blogging the Stories of India’s Handicrafts: How Jaypore.com Promotes Its Brand

    The blog of online store Jaypore.com tells the stories behind their products and celebrates the artisan communities of India.

    Business
    All photos courtesy of Storytellers of Wonder and Jaypore.com.
  10. “China is not a scary place. It is many things, but scary is not one of them. If you are interested in doing business in China, just go…. Like entrepreneurship—and maneuvering through Chinese street traffic—it is a lot scarier to contemplate than to do.”

    Business
  11. Jason Mayden on The Rise of the Cultural Alchemist™

    “Contextually educated, multi-racial, methodically creative, socially aware, culturally blended, and technologically proficient”: Jason Mayden shares his vision for the creators of the future.

    Business
  12. “If you are making a work of art in any area of life, you are not going from a known point A to a known point B. You are inventing point B.”

    Art
  13. Consumerist

    Consumerist, part of the Consumer Reports family, is a nonprofit publication where you can find stories and news on products, the companies who make them, and the people who buy them.

    Business
  14. Internet Killed the Fashion Show Star

    Fashion houses spend exorbitant amounts of money on one-time shows to display clothing that few people can afford to purchase and won’t be available for months — and that will immediately be copied by “fast fashion” stores. Is the runway show in decline?

    Business
  15. Writers on Freelancing: Roundtables, Tips, and More

    A roundup of resources on the realities of freelance writing.

    Business