Ahead in the CloudAmazon's cloud computing has revolutionized American small business, but can Amazon beat rising competitors?
The Biotech AdvantageWhy women start biotech firms at higher rates than they start other kinds of high-tech firms.
But He Looked Good on PaperOut of necessity, tech startups are changing the way workers are screened and hired.
Welcome to the Little-Guy EconomyRecession has tilted the field toward smaller, flexible firms.
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Entrepreneurs …Why the U.S. needs a new visa for foreigners who want to start businesses here.
Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away HomeHow an ecology app for sharing nature photos built a community—and became a business.
Leaving Big Law BehindThe many frustrations that cause well-paid lawyers to hang out their own shingles.
How a Failed App Became a BusinessA tale of resourcefulness from the little-guy economy.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Buy a Small Business
“I Didn’t Want to Build the Next Twitter for Cats” Search funds are the quiet, dependable, risk-averse sibling to the startup.
Behind the Scenes
“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.