Hey, at least we beat the crap out of Malta. In the World Bank's annual report on the ease of doing business, the United States ranks eighth out of 190 countries. But it was all the way down at No. 51 on the ease of starting a business, a ranking that weighs factors like procedures, time, and costs.
In Chicago, Brian Urlacher is everywhere. The former Bears linebacker towers above highways and busy intersections, from downtown to O'Hare. His stare is steely; his powerful arms spread. On his chest: the iconic number-54 jersey. On his head: a subdued sweep of soft, brown hair. "Urlacher Tackles Balding" the billboards proclaim.
Beautiful, compelling products emerge from beautiful, compelling cultures. Consequently, companies should approach branding from the inside out, said Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method, the cleaning products business beloved by consumers who care about design and the environment.
The dizzying fecundity of the entrepreneurial mind is in on full display toward the end of Tracy Kidder's " A Truck Full of Money: One Man's Quest to Recover from Great Success." Kidder's latest book is about Paul English, co-founder of the travel search site Kayak. The chapter in question concerns--of all things--URLs.
Four years later, the calls keep coming. The phone rings and a voice--Hannibal Lecter-silken--begins to recite: "There's good reason for my glistening skin...and how I shine...and how my pores are so clean and clear...I eat Little Baby's Ice Cream...." Little Baby's gets at least one prank call a day, says co-founder Pete Angevine.
Executive Summary When Shirley Franklin took over as mayor of Atlanta in 2001, city hall was flat broke, employee morale was in the basement, and the public had lost faith. Franklin describes, in her own words, how she's managing the city's recovery. Shirley Franklin knows how to execute a turnaround.
In 1995, Clayton M. Christensen married two words that have stayed fruitfully coupled ever since. "Disruptive innovation"--the sexiest term to hit the management lexicon since Joseph Schumpeter's "creative destruction"--made the scene just as the internet was starting to bust things up. Not surprisingly, tech entrepreneurs adopted it as their rallying cry.
Our realtor was apologetic. Jess Edelstein had been on a string of calls while marching my husband and I from condo to row house to townhouse in Center City, Philadelphia. As we paused in a Society Hill courtyard, she explained the cause of her distraction: A natural deodorant business she was trying to launch with her best friend.
The surprising link between Brigham Young, an early leader of the Mormon Church, and Brockett Parsons, the keyboardist for Lady Gaga, is a 77-year-old former cowboy named Gerald R. Daynes. Daynes, who goes by "Skip," is the fourth-generation owner of Daynes Music, a $6 million Steinway piano dealer in Midvale, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".