A five-part series on the instant gratification economy.
Friday, August 8
Thursday, August 7
On Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Flickr and now Slack, a wildly popular, difficult-to-describe messaging service that has 38,000 paying subscribers just a few months after launching.
Wednesday, August 6
Friday, August 1
How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.
Saturday, July 26
Friday, July 25
The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.
Thursday, July 24
A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.
Tuesday, July 22
Tuesday, July 15
On a $40 million raise and a fired co-founder.
Saturday, July 12
Friday, July 11
On Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson, two anarchists with a history of creating controversial software, and their dream of an economy based on untraceable, uncontrollable money.
Thursday, July 10
Dov Charney’s struggle to keep control of American Apparel.