Jordan French

Jordan French is the Executive Editor of Grit Daily. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur. He is the founder of Notability Partners and the co-founder of BNB Shield, Lisbon Hill Farms, Status Labs, BeeHex, BlockTelegraph, and Grit Daily. A biomedical engineer and intellectual-property attorney, French is the author of upcoming book, The Gritty Entrepreneur.

Are Millennials Obsessed with Self-Development?

Newly released data shows that student debt for Americans has now reached an alarming $1.5 trillion. That’s up from $340 billion just back in 2001. While the trends are clearly showing a millennial obsession with skills development and personal growth, many experts in the industry wonder if generation Y is approaching self development the right way. Nobody understands this better than Garrain Jones. People are obsessed with figuring out what millennials want. This is true for older generations...

Crowd Boos as Blogger Throws First Pitch at LA Dodgers Game

Do you know what a bad day at the office looks like? For one blogger, it was throwing an embarrassing first pitch in front of thousands of people at a recent LA Dodgers game. Blogger and infamous Instagram personality Timothy Sykes was in Los Angeles recently to do what would be a bucket-list item for many baseball fans. In honor of the launch of his new charity community, Karmagawa, he was invited to throw out the first pitch at the LA Dodgers/Seattle Mariners game. But what happened next...

Latest Research Shows That YouTube Might Be Better for Influencer Marketing Than Instagram

It’s hard to avoid Instagram these days. When it felt like Snapchat had stolen Gen Z kids away, “The Gram” just added similar functionality. The numbers support its increasing relevance, too. Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, their growth has been astounding, with over 1 billion users by June of 2018 and with $14.5 million in sponsored posts, it’s also a billion-dollar industry. Consequently, it’s become an incredible vehicle for influencers, especially for the entrepreneurial...

Social Media, TV, and Beckham: Where Should Enterprise Put Its World Cup Ad Spend?

You’d better have Beckham if you want people to buy. That is one of the findings from Instart and its 2018 World Cup Ad Performance Study. The web-experience company surveyed more than 1,000 adults living in the U.S. and United Kingdom to draw comparisons on how fans in each country feel about the World Cup, how they’re watching it, and how World Cup advertising is impacting their behavior. Good data on ad spend efficiency is scarce and this is the rare, data-rich set worth illuminating. As to...

Singapore Billionaire Serguei Beloussov Dishes on Bill Gates, Singapore’s Early Days and the Modern Science of Software

The “Billy Bean of Data” and the “Bill Gates of Singapore,” serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussov goes by many names. But how has his company married cyber protection to motor sports? Jordan French: We’re back again. This is Jordan French. I’m here with Serguei Beloussov, known in some circles as the Bill Gates of Singapore. He goes by many names. Serguei, thanks for joining us. Serguei Beloussov: Yes, thank you but I don’t like to be known as the Bill Gates of anything. I...

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