Hhello, and welcome to another edition of The Pursuit newsletter.
When did you join Forbes in 2019, I did so in the most entry-level role on the team for which I now serve as list editor. It was my first job out of college and allowed me to work with our expert contributors and report on a variety of topics in leadership and small business. I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with so many talented people.
During my time in Forbes, I’ve chronicled the departure of leaders from the companies they founded, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and I’ve also written about sustainable companies. I have had the opportunity to highlight entrepreneurs and small business owners and how Covid-19 has affected their businesses. I’ve worked on lists including the Next 1000 – which highlighted America’s brave and inspiring small business owners – and 30 Under 30 – which highlights entrepreneurs, founders and innovators in various industries. I oversaw and worked on many of our rankings, such as World’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers, and World’s Best Women-Friendly Companies. From covering the destigmatization of mental health issues in the workforce, to how the pandemic has affected the workplace and the importance of having “purpose” in the work we do, I’ve enjoyed reporting and sharing these insights with readers like you. I’m particularly proud of my piece on emotional intelligence and empathy, where I spoke with luminaries like author Deepak Chopra, and my first major reporting assignment, which involved the fatal crash that plunged millionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke into scandal. in the 60s.
You may be wondering why I took you down this memory lane. While this may be just another edition of The Pursuit newsletter for you, for me it is the last edition I will write. This is my last week in Forbes as I am looking for another opportunity. I am very grateful for my colleagues and everyone I have met along the way and had the pleasure of interviewing.
Thank you, my dear readers, for joining me on this journey. You have written this newsletter – and everything else I have had the honor of following Forbes– valid. For more about my next step, feel free to follow me I tweet and LinkedIn.
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History in the spotlight
Meet the 27-year-old Latin entrepreneur who is now worth $220 million
Forbes Under 30 alum Daniella Pierson started a newsletter while in college. Seven years later, she has nearly 40 employees and a profitable business with $40 million in revenue. She also partnered with singer and actress Selena Gomez on a mental fitness startup, Wondermind, where she is co-CEO.
Main quote: “Nothing brings me more happiness than construction companies.”—Daniella Pierson, Founder of The Newsette
In recent news, Forbes launched the seventh annual Cloud 100 list of the world’s best private cloud companies. Meet the newest group of innovators and learn how Fivetran co-founders George Fraser and Taylor Brown struck a rabbit-out-of-a-hat deal to make their data company viable.
Tired of Zoom? Forbes Staffer Jena McGregor shares how companies are doing more to combat meeting overload, especially those recurring weekly syncs, daily check-ins, and sticky team postures that never seem to fall off the calendar.
There are only about 100 grocery stores (out of 250,000) in America where you can use food stamps to pay for online grocery delivery. Forager, valued at approximately $100 million, is trying to close this gap. Here’s how the startup plans to democratize access to government benefits.
Exiting a business is something many business owners aspire to do. However, when the documents are signed and the company is under new management, what is left for the entrepreneur after the exit? Forbes contributor Jodie Cook details the five types of post-exit entrepreneurs.
Serial entrepreneur Bill Smith launched The Landing in 2019. The furnished apartment rental firm expects $200 million in revenue this year by catering to job generation from everywhere. Smith sold his previous company, online grocery delivery service Shipt, to Target for $550 million in 2018. But he sees a much bigger opportunity with Landing: according to his aggressive estimates, perhaps 10% of the 40 million Americans apartment dwellers could opt for furnished homes with flexible occupancy within a decade.