Lagos, Nigeria, is home to 21 million people, but only 40% of their trash is collected. The rest ends up in heaps, spreading disease. To lessen the burden, a local named Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola launched the recycling startup Wecyclers. Its challenge: Teach people to care about trash.
As it turns out, political campaigns are the ultimate start-ups. [Read more…] about Former McCain staffers on ditching politics for Silicon Valley
Detroit was built on the backs of Henry Ford and his automotive brethren. But this time, when Detroit rises, it may well be built by young women. [Read more…] about Why Detroit is a great city for female entrepreneurs
Monica Lewinsky, the first person to have her reputation destroyed by the Internet, spoke out against the web’s culture of humiliation and discussed how it feels to be cyber-bullied today in her first-ever public talk at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit. [Read more…] about Monica Lewinsky Discusses Managing Your Reputation in a Digital Age
September’s intense social backlash against sponsors like PepsiCo and CoverGirl helped, rather than hurt, the brands paying the NFL big bucks. [Read more…] about Why corporate sponsors stuck with the NFL
General Motors was hemorrhaging cash and couldn’t get any more loans to pay its debts. Finally, after a plea from the head of its Cadillac division, the company was thrown a financial lifeline, under the condition that it be controlled by a group of trustees.
It was 1910. Eighteen other carmakers collapsed that year. But G.M., then a consortium of 25 brands, survived on the strength of its size and persuasive leadership. [Read more…] about In the Rearview Mirror ‘The Life of the Automobile,’ by Steven Parissien