Articles by Michael Bordieri

#90SecondsWith: Ken Burns

In our latest #90SecondsWith interview, we sat down with Ken Burns, who talks about his famous documentaries, his entrepreneurial career, and his connection to Steve Jobs.

#90SecondsWith: AOL Co-founder Steve Case

In our latest #90SecondsWith interview, AOL co-founder Steve Case—who Forbes estimates is worth $1.3 billion—gives advice to entrepreneurs working to get their startups off the ground.

Could an M.I.T. Startup’s Liquid Metal Batteries Save the U.S. Electric Grid?

Could an innovative battery technology save the U.S. trillions of dollars and improve electric grid reliability?

Where Should Entrepreneurs Start a Business? 10 Cities & States, Ranked (Interactive Infographic)

This interactive infographic allows you to see firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in 10 major American cities. Using data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Enterprising Cities Regulatory Climate Index, the S.B.A., and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it ranks cities according to their regulatory environments and highlights relevant small business data for the states where these urban centers are located.

Atlanta-Based Springbot Brings Big Data Analytics to Small E-Commerce Stores

Amazon's dominance in e-commerce is under siege, as small- and medium-size businesses are increasingly collecting and analyzing the same kind of data that proved so valuable to the Seattle-based e-retailer amid a decades-long expansion. Though still in its very early stages, the democratization of the marketing analytics space is already having a profound impact on e-commerce, enabling small shops to compete against juggernauts for the first time. At the forefront of this emergent wave of disruption sits Springbot, an Atlanta, Georgia-based startup co-founded by Brooks Robinson, Joe Reger, and Allen Nance.

INFOGRAPHIC: What's a Father Today?

In honor of Father’s Day, we've created an infographic that explores how today's dads are like and unlike their own fathers both at work and at home.


Looking for Love Online? Ask the Pros

The proliferation of dating sites and mobile-based apps offers a host of opportunities—and pitfalls—for male and female online daters alike. But have no fear: Online dating consultants are here to help.

From Incarceration to Innovation: How Ex-Cons are Learning to be Entrepreneurs

David Thigpen isn’t your typical business owner. For one thing, he primarily works with prisoners and ex-convicts. For another, he decided to start his own company right about the same time he was sentenced to 25 years in a New York State penitentiary.

Modern-Day Medicis: Why More Businesses Support the Arts

The produce business launched by Mark DeMichaelis’s grandfather is among a growing number of companies that are supporting the arts.

Why Cybersecurity Is No Game: Q&A with Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan, managing director at Kroll and former FBI cybersecurity expert, talks about the evolving risks facing companies today.