Disrupting Innovation

Real Life Storage Wars: Makespace Beefs With Manhattan Mini Storage

The offending ad. (Screengrab via Manhattan Mini Storage)

When a startup comes along and rattles the corporate powers that be, those big companies rarely go down without a fight.

In the case of successful disruptors like Uber and Airbnb, the startups are punished with investigations and regulations. But in the case of storage startup Makespace, the new company is the one taking legal action — and, of course, publishing an angsty 2,000-word blog post about the situation, dramatically entitled, “When Goliaths Roar.”  Read More

Perk Up

Listen, a Foldable Bed That ‘Lets’ You Sleep At Work Is Not a Perk

Cozy. (Photo: Fold-inn.com)

In today’s startup culture, kegs of beer in the office kitchen are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to office perks. Working at a startup seems pretty cushy most of the time–except when bonuses like nap pods and hammocks mean staying at work longer than you ever thought possible.

A Dutch innovation called the Fold Inn is one such insidious perk. It’s a bunch of wood panels that fold out into a tiny bedroom, so you’ll never have to leave work again! From Fold Inn’s website: Read More