Good almost always follows bad

Right now Silicon Valley is hoarding outsize credit for innovation and disruption of the status quo. I call b.s. Innovation and disruption have gone on for eons, and they’re driven by something so obvious that we rarely talk about it: the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of life-crushing odds. It’s called survival, […]

Make your mark

In case you haven’t noticed, storytelling has gotten a lot more fun. We can thank social media and a younger generation for a lot of this newfangled funny business—memes, Vines, Snapchat and more. And in the mad rush to figure it all out and be a part of it, companies are failing as much as […]

Fear itself

I had an idea for a business, and it made me giddy. It was so full of possibility, so compelling and dynamic and burning and beautiful, that I devoted my days and nights to thinking about it. I wanted to make this idea real. I wanted to live it. And then I got a chance […]

The artist otherwise known as entrepreneur

We’re all artists. That doesn’t mean we’re all Picassos with paintbrushes, mind you. But we all have the capacity to create something unique: music, paintings, buildings, sculpture, books, logos, iPhones, businesses. I know this creative spark is a cornerstone to entrepreneurship (along with drive, talent and balls of steel). But not everyone agrees. Every one […]

Meet fear’s antidote: hope

No matter what level of disruption we write about or talk about in the pages of this magazine, or discuss or highlight socially, at the end of the day the truth is all that matters. It is the heart and soul of what you do and what we aim to do. In business, the truth […]

Be your own lightbulb. The future is yours. Turn it on.

There are people and there are trends. Behind both? Thought. And the reinvention of thought. Trends and people can never be separated. The people part represents the soul—the hearbeat. What are trends? That’s the thing: They are created by humans rethinking the known ways of doing things. People are the force behind new ideas. And […]

Disrupt this

Disruption is something we write about every month. It’s the force we stand for, and it’s what we advocate with every story. But it’s not enough to simply talk about these ideas. We need to be part of them. So we’ve decided to turn our pages—our design, our style and our culture at large—into a […]

Fireside chat with Amy Cosper