E-books have hit the mainstream

Amazon hit a symbolic milestone last holiday season, when for one day its sales of e-books exceeded the number of dead-tree books it had sold.

Now the company has hit a more significant milestone, selling 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books sold over the course of the second quarter. The rate is accelerating: For the past month, Amazon sold 180 e-books for every 100 hardcovers, and it sold three times as many e-books in the first six months of this year as it did in the first half of 2009.

Startup lands $107M

The Founders Fund lands $107M Peter Thiel and crew closed their third fund, according to an SEC filing Wednesday.Financial trends and news by Matt Bowman May 6, 2010 The Founders Fund is one of the more interesting tech investment funds, and not just because...

Small Business Success Secrets: Do what you love!

Quid pro quo (santa math) Walk up to the falafel stand and hand the guy $3. He hands you a falafel, no onions. This for that. Something for something. The time between surrendering the money and getting the sandwich is tiny. You gave him something, you got something....

The modern workplace is optimised for interruptions

I recently came across an interview with Jason Fried, co-founder of 37signals, where he among other things talks about why you can’t really get a lot of work done at work: The modern workplace is structured completely wrong. It’s really optimised for interruptions....

The 5 Best Ebook Search Engines

Are you looking for the best places online where to find free ebooks? Take a look at the following resources that allow you to quickly find everything you need. More at: http://woorkup.com/2010/03/21/the-5-best-ebook-search-engines/