The history of America was changed forever once the franchising boom started up midway through the last century. Building a business had always been a staple of the economic freedom the country represented, but it was the ability to take a pre-existing brand and buy into a portion of it, running it as a branch or arm of a larger entity that truly fueled the growth of the economy and added an additional way for people to “live the dream.”
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Before you turn up your nose at the idea of flipping burgers at McD’s, consider Jeff Bezos. He learned to crack an egg with one hand, yo.
And you think minimum wage is a pittance? Michael Dell earned $2.30 an hour washing dishes at a Chinese restaurant.
While some of these big-name tech billionaires weren’t exactly slumming it in their first jobs – financial analyst, programmer – very few set the world on fire right out of the gate (in other words: We can’t all be Mark Zuckerberg).
Here’s a look at the first jobs of some of the richest names in tech. Continue reading There are no small jobs, only small minds
The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Colt are often mentioned alongside each other, but that doesn't seem to be sitting too well with Nissan, which has released a new ad that not only pokes fun at gas-powered vehicles in general, but takes a very specific jab at the Volt as well.
Today, rubber components found on cars are synthetic, which means they're made from petroleum. But Ford is currently working on a way to not only make these components from a sustainable source, but to also eliminate a pesky weed in the process.
Ford's engineers have developed a potential petroleum-rubber replacement that's made from the common dandelion. The milky white substance created from the plant could potentially be used in cup holders, floor mats, and interior trim pieces, to name a few applications. And since the dandelions would be sourced locally, this also cuts down on shipping costs.
It's been six years since Honda pulled the plug on the much loved Acura NSX sportscar, but it looks like the car may be getting a revival: at least in spirit.