Tag: Entrepreneurs

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The Kingdom of Haymour

An immigrant from Lebanon, a hair-cutting fortune, and the dream of building a castle on an island in British Columbia.

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Tales from the eBay Crypt

The rewards and pitfalls of selling haunted objects.

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"I'll Be Rich!"

Utah has become the capital of the modern snake oil industry, with dozens of get-rich-quick schemes – also known as “multi-level marketing” – filling its office parks.

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Mattress Day

The travails of mattress salesmen on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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Hostage Camp

Worried about being kidnapped while on a business trip? A man in Florida teaches courses on how to avoid it.

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‘I Put in White Tenants’

The grim, racist methods of a New York City landlord.

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Who Funds the Future?

Inside the mind of Marc Andreessen.

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How the Bay Area's Last Slaughterhouse Dodged the Axe

On keeping the place where ethically raised animals are killed open.

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ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

What happens when a successfully funded Kickstarter product fails to launch?

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Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.