John Patrick Pullen

John Patrick Pullen

Based in Portland, Ore., John Patrick Pullen covers travel, business and tech for Men's Journal, Fortune and others.

30 Recent Stories

This Company Makes Motion Capture a Cinch
Technology

This Company Makes Motion Capture a Cinch

OpenStage uses multiple cameras and advanced algorithms to capture and display motion data in real time, no special suites or elaborate setups required.
Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution
The 'Treps

Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.
Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction
Grow Your Business

Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction

Grand St., a curator of independently made electronics and related gear, is one of the few channels to tackle the sprawling maker marketplace.
Travel Tech: 4 Gadgets for Running Your Business on the Fly
The 'Treps

Travel Tech: 4 Gadgets for Running Your Business on the Fly

Productivity tools for outside the office.
The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports
Grow Your Business

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.
The Lure of the Office Romance
Managing Employees

The Lure of the Office Romance

Is having employees sign 'love contracts' an effective solution for nipping office love in the bud?
3 Popular Culture Office Romances: Appropriate or Not?
Human Resources

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.
Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'
News and Trends

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.
A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales
Starting a Business

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season
Office Tech

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.
3 Alarm Clock Alternatives
Apps & Software

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.
Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site
Hiring Center

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.
Hiring Center

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.
Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level
Branding

Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level

Big Shot Bike company allows customers to design their dream ride on an iPad-friendly interface.
7 Mobile Apps to Upgrade Your iOS 7 Experience
Apps & Software

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.
4 Mini-Tablets That Make a Big Impact
Mobile

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.
The Best States for Entrepreneurs
Location

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.
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Location

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.
Best Under the Radar Business Incubators
Starting a Business

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
Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age
Profiles

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.
8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture
Grow Your Business

8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
5 Simple Tips for Marketing to Nerds
Marketing Basics

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.
How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future
News and Trends

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.
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business
Business Ideas

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
7 Technologies That Are Disrupting the Cable TV Business
Office Tech

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.
Giving Ecommerce a Social Twist
Online Marketing

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.
4 Bluetooth Headsets You Won't Be Embarrassed to Wear
Office Tech

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.
Xbox One a Serious Business Tool? Nice Try, Microsoft
Office Tech

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.
4 Laptops Powerful and Fast Enough to Run Your Business
Office Tech

4 Laptops Powerful and Fast Enough to Run Your Business

These full-size laptops have large screens, full-size keyboards and powerful operating systems.
The Revolution Will Be Texted
Mobile

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.

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