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.

The Accidental Entrepreneur: 3 Tales of Entrepreneurial 'Eureka' Moments
Entrepreneurs

The Accidental Entrepreneur: 3 Tales of Entrepreneurial 'Eureka' Moments

Sometimes life throws you a curveball -- and it just may mean opportunity. Here's the story of ordinary people who fell into big ideas and took them all the way to the bank.
Check Out This 'Future-Proof' Universal POS Terminal
Point of sale systems

Check Out This 'Future-Proof' Universal POS Terminal

Poynt's terminal accepts every form of payment, for any type of business.
How to Determine Your PTO Policy
Paid Time Off

How to Determine Your PTO Policy

Consider these four factors when deciding what your policy is for paid-time-off.
How a Fishing-Gear Company Is Reeling In Customers With Its Live Streaming Videos
The Fix

How a Fishing-Gear Company Is Reeling In Customers With Its Live Streaming Videos

The online broadcasts of 'Loon Live' is just one way the company is angling for sales
Vine

4 Tips for Making Memorable Vine Videos

Jerome Jarre and Rudy Mancuso of GrapeStory offer expert advice on how to make your Vines worth watching.
The Six-Second Video Is a Big Business for Brands
Social Media Marketing

The Six-Second Video Is a Big Business for Brands

Gary Vaynerchuk's viral video company, GrapeStory, gets paid up to $25,000 to create sponsored posts for brands on Vine, Instagram on Snapchat.
A Laptop Built for Business Travelers
Laptops

A Laptop Built for Business Travelers

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is light and built for conducting business on the fly.
This Company Makes Motion Capture a Cinch
Business Unusual

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
Nest

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
Business Unusual

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
Travel Apps

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
Luck

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
Growth Strategies

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?
Growth Strategies

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'
Technology

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.