Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

A (Silicon) Valley Grows in Algeria

A staggering 97 percent of Algeria’s exports and 60 percent of the government’s income come from oil and gas—numbers that are all fine and well, when the price of oil is high. But oil prices tumbled to nearly half their value a year ago, and have remained stuck there ever since. Algeria is now struggling to find a way […]

How to Become a Successful Freelancer in 6 Months

I’ve worked alongside a beach in Malaysia. I’ve taken yoga classes at 2 p.m. because I felt like it. And no, I don’t have a huge savings account (yet!) or a trust fund. I’m a freelancer. Two years ago, I made the leap after two incredible office jobs in the publishing world: First as an editorial […]

Michael Bloomberg Is Offering $7 Million for Someone to Solve Europe’s Biggest Problems

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to solve Europe’s biggest problems by searching for entrepreneurs with the best ideas. Bloomberg, who has pledged to give away the majority of his estimated $33 billion net worth, organizes his charitable activities under the umbrella of Bloomberg Philanthropies. The orgnanization focuses on the environment, the arts, government innovation and education. Each year, Bloomberg Philanthropies […]