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This CEO Runs a Billion-Dollar Company With No Offices or Email

Even if you aren't familiar with what WordPress is, or use it to publish content on the Web, there's a good chance you've visited a website that runs on it -- and probably within just the past 24 hours. That's because WordPress--an open source content management system--powers an astonishing 25 percent of all websites today. I recently spoke with Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that offers a range of products a...

The “harmless” snap in a hospital?

March 10, 2016/in News /by Chrysanth Sulzberger In this day and age when technology pervades most aspects of our lives, it has become crucial to find ways to regulate it. Ever since the birth of the iPhone in 2007, hand-held electronics have assumed a dominant position in most aspects of people’s daily tasks. Whether on laptops, tablets or smartphones, personal health management has also gone virtual, and today health-related apps make up 4% of Apple’s App Stor...

Want to Be More Charismatic? 17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them. How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and incorporate those routines into their daily lives. Chief among these habits are the verbal messages that they communicate to others. Here are some of the most i...

This '30 Under 30' Wants The Whole World To Know She's Bipolar

“I’m writing to you because I’m ready to ‘come out’ with a big truth in my life — I live with depression. I know I’m not alone in the entrepreneur world and am really sick of all the stigma that comes with it/all the people who don’t believe they can do what I do because of their own hidden battles.” That’s an excerpt from an email I recently received from 32-year-old Lauren Burke who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II, a mental...

Women Entrepreneurs Fuel Social Change and Economic Growth

For years, women have had to adapt to the male way of doing things, even when starting our businesses. But things are changing! The number of women growing their businesses beyond $1 million has reached a tipping point. An impressive 24% of all businesses have more than 50% ownership by women, according to a report by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce.   I just finished reading Being Equal Doesn’t Mean Being the Same: Why Behaving Like a Girl Can Change Yo...