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John Patrick Pullen

Portland, Ore.-based writer John Patrick Pullen has covered travel, business and tech for publications including Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Magazine, and Wired. Find him at www.jppullen.com.

30 Recent Stories

The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports

The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports

Michael J. Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, explores what results in success.
March 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
The Lure of the Office Romance

The Lure of the Office Romance

Is having employees sign 'love contracts' an effective solution for nipping office love in the bud?
February 15, 2014 in Managing Employees
3 Popular Culture Office Romances: Appropriate or Not?

3 Popular Culture Office Romances: Appropriate or Not?

Would these workplace flings get HR approval? Evren Esen of the Society for Human Research Management weighs in.
February 15, 2014 in Human Resources
Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Machines have the potential to wipe out 47 percent of the U.S. workforce -- unless small business can help stop them.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
December 30, 2013 in Starting a Business
15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.
December 17, 2013 in Office Tech
3 Alarm Clock Alternatives

3 Alarm Clock Alternatives

Whether you're a dead-to-the-world sleeper or just prefer to start your mornings with an innovative twist, these third-party smartphone alarm apps will get you going.
November 27, 2013 in Apps & Software
Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

After a mediocre experience with Craiglist, a French-Californian restaurant posts an ad on PoachedJobs (a job site for food and beverage industries) and achieves stellar results.
November 22, 2013 in Hiring Center

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.
October 30, 2013 in Hiring Center
Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level

Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level

Big Shot Bike company allows customers to design their dream ride on an iPad-friendly interface.
October 26, 2013 in Branding
7 Mobile Apps to Upgrade Your iOS 7 Experience

7 Mobile Apps to Upgrade Your iOS 7 Experience

Stuff the stock apps in a folder, and supercharge your iPhone with these more useful replacements.
September 18, 2013 in Apps & Software
4 Mini-Tablets That Make a Big Impact

4 Mini-Tablets That Make a Big Impact

Who says bigger is better? These mini versions of tablets cost less and can fit in one hand.
September 10, 2013 in Mobile
The Best States for Entrepreneurs

The Best States for Entrepreneurs

We checked out the data and talked to the experts to find the best states that best cater to small business. Here, our look at the places that are going the distance for 'treps.
August 26, 2013 in Location
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
August 26, 2013 in Location
Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

There are more than 1,250 incubators in the U.S. With help from the National Business Incubation Association, we picked four for their ability to stand out in states that aren't always regarded as sma
August 26, 2013 in Starting a Business
Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Geek rebels Chris Hardwick and Peter Levin parlayed their passion for sci-fi, video games and superheroes into a new media empire for the Internet Age. All hail the Nerdist.
August 21, 2013 in Profiles
8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
August 21, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Simple Tips for Marketing to Nerds

5 Simple Tips for Marketing to Nerds

Nerds, geeks, eggheads and wonks are an influential audience -- Nerdist's Chris Hardwick offers tips to reach them.
August 21, 2013 in Marketing Basics
How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

A look at three new companies that are pushing their ways to the forefront of 3-D printing.
August 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founder
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
7 Technologies That Are Disrupting the Cable TV Business

7 Technologies That Are Disrupting the Cable TV Business

A look at new video technologies from startup companies as well as some more established players.
August 12, 2013 in Office Tech
Giving Ecommerce a Social Twist

Giving Ecommerce a Social Twist

Wanelo is a online community of people who can link to products they like and share them with their friends, via a corkboard-like interface similar to Pinterest.
August 11, 2013 in Online Marketing
4 Bluetooth Headsets You Won't Be Embarrassed to Wear

4 Bluetooth Headsets You Won't Be Embarrassed to Wear

These four devices do more than just free up your hands, they're also crammed with noise-canceling technology, and some are even easy on the eyes.
August 5, 2013 in Office Tech
Xbox One a Serious Business Tool? Nice Try, Microsoft

Xbox One a Serious Business Tool? Nice Try, Microsoft

Microsoft makes a far-fetched pitch to small businesses by calling its new gaming console a presentation tool.
July 18, 2013 in Office Tech
4 Laptops Powerful and Fast Enough to Run Your Business

4 Laptops Powerful and Fast Enough to Run Your Business

These full-size laptops have large screens, full-size keyboards and powerful operating systems.
July 1, 2013 in Office Tech
The Revolution Will Be Texted

The Revolution Will Be Texted

Celly builds mobile social networks that can be accessed by any cell phone, unlocking possibilities for group communication during social and political protests.
June 28, 2013 in Mobile
4 Devices for Your Mobile Workforce

4 Devices for Your Mobile Workforce

Stay on top of business from anywhere with these 4G wireless smartphones, tablets and computers.
June 12, 2013 in Mobile
Why Transparency Is Essential to a Trusting Staff

Why Transparency Is Essential to a Trusting Staff

Transparent businesses not only have more loyal employees, but better brainstorming sessions and more productivity.
May 23, 2013 in Business Management

Tech Startups That Are Strengthening Real-World Security

These can be dangerous times, but thanks to these innovative, crime-fighting companies, we all might be a little safer.
May 14, 2013 in Security
Emerging Tech: 9 International Startup Hubs to Watch

Emerging Tech: 9 International Startup Hubs to Watch

Beyond the U.S., these are the places you'll find financial and other support for innovation in technology.
May 7, 2013 in News and Trends