Culture & Economy
Media, Messages, and Meaning: Is it time to rethink content marketing?

Media, Messages, and Meaning: Is it time to rethink content marketing?

Pundits, journalists, and your Uncle Joe all wring their hands about the state of discourse online. Too siloed. Too promotional. Too empty. Too rage-inducing. The list could go on and on. I truly don't want to add to that particular conversation. But I will admit that...

Should Small Business Owners Be Worried about a Recession?

Should Small Business Owners Be Worried about a Recession?

There’s a small village in interior Alaska called Anaktuvuk Pass. It sits inside the Gates of the Arctic National Park, the northernmost national park and the least visited park in the United States. Anaktuvuk is an anglicized version of an Inupiaq word that means...

How Positive Thinking Shaped The 21st Century Economy

How Positive Thinking Shaped The 21st Century Economy

Mary walks down Market St toward Oxford Street on a cold February day. It's 1866–Lynn, Massachusetts. Despite taking careful steps, Mary slips on a patch of ice and crashes to the ground. Electricity prickles up and down her spine. Each attempt to right herself is met...

Getting Paid: A Different Way To Think About Profit & Wages

Getting Paid: A Different Way To Think About Profit & Wages

No matter where you go online today, you’re bombarded with messages about getting paid. One quick YouTube search for “make money online” brought me to a video—actually, a series of videos all about the same thing—about the “laziest” way to make $100 per day. After a...

Hope Beyond Rugged Individualism

Hope Beyond Rugged Individualism

I'm sure I've picked up most of my US History knowledge outside of US history classes. For instance, I played in the pit orchestra for Annie in high school. And I learned quite a bit about the Great Depression. You probably know Annie's famous anthem, Tomorrow. And...

Why We Just Keep Squeezing More In

Why We Just Keep Squeezing More In

Photo by Ferenc Horvath on Unsplash Sometimes it feels like I just can't slow down. I rush all day while I work—and then I rush to fit in a walk, make dinner, fold the laundry, run to the store. My internal pace is frenetic—but so is my external pace. I'm speeding...

How We Value Our Time: What I Wish Every Small Business Owner Knew

How We Value Our Time: What I Wish Every Small Business Owner Knew

Before entrepreneurship, there was retail. That's basically my career path in a nutshell. My retail jobs were pretty varied, a stint at CVS as a pharmacy technician, some time at Kohl's as a cashier and supervisor, a particularly mind-numbing engagement at a hotel...

Welcome To The Not-So-New Economy

Welcome To The Not-So-New Economy

What happens when time really is money? Not just that we’re trading hours for dollars, but when we start to see each minute of the day as an asset that could be sold to the highest bidder. In May 2021, a new app, called NewNew, dreamed up by entrepreneur Courtne...

Money Is A Shared Delusion: Why How We Think About Money Matters

Money Is A Shared Delusion: Why How We Think About Money Matters

“Time is money.” It’s a phrase you’ve heard before. And probably a phrase you’ve accepted as truth. And it’s certainly true that there are plenty of ways that time and money relate to each other. But a few months ago, I started to wonder: Is time really money? And if...

Emotional Labor, Entrepreneurship, and My Breakdown

Emotional Labor, Entrepreneurship, and My Breakdown

My mom was a seamstress while I was growing up. She started working at her sewing machine in the wee hours of the morning, paused to help my brother and me get ready for school, and then welcomed a steady stream of customers into the house for fittings and pickups....

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