Why Startups Need To Solve Real Problems Again

Alexis Madrigal thinks our modern entrepreneurial climate has a problem: we’re not solving big problems anymore. The startup boom in the late 90s gave birth to revolutionary mobile devices. Now, the best we can do is Facebook.

Madrigal offers two solutions: stop the pervasiveness of “free” web apps and increase the diversity among founding teams. Fresh perspectives, he argues, will bring a new paradigm for startups — and for creativity in general.

Unlock the 007 in you. You have 70 seconds!

A handful of people got a chance to live out their James Bond fantasies thanks to a joint ad campaign from Coke Zero and the upcoming Bond flick, “Skyfall.”

The stunt is pretty brilliant. Unsuspecting travelers at Antwerp Central station in Belgium, thirsty for some Coke, step up to a vending machine and are prompted with the following question: “Want the chance to win exclusive tickets to Skyfall?” If their answer is yes, they’re given a challenge — they have 70 seconds to race to platform six.

Of course, this is a stunt and the stuff viral videos are made of — Coke Zero isn’t going to make the task as easy as it sounds. There are plenty obstacles planted along the way, like spilled oranges (one guy totally eats it!), a dog walker with tangled leashes and frustrating joggers who won’t get out of the way. It’s amazing to watch.

BMW M Presents: The Making of an M Print

Unmatched performance meets another type of one-of-a-kind. Watch the BMW M6 Coupe race from 0 to 60 over paper to create unique autographs for M fans nationwide. Get a behind the scenes look at how Matt Mullins, Chief Driving Instructor of the BMW Performance Driving School, ink, and the BMW M6 Coupe created the M Print.

We love the creative thinking that has gone into this campaign. Who wouldn’t want to receive a copy complete with stone indents. Very collectable.

Well done BMW.