Jordan French

Jordan French is the Founder and 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.

The Solution to Unemployed Criminals? Hire Them.

The United States is the global leader in incarceration. According to The Sentencing Project, as many as 1 in 3 Americans have a criminal record, and more than 60% of those are unemployed one year after being released. One entrepreneur is giving this unlikely population a second chance to succeed. Chris Cavallini is the founder of $10 million meal-prep company Nutrition Solutions. The company has become what it is today by hiring former convicts, homeless people, and those who suffer from...

The Set of ‘Billions’ is Now a Marketing Mecca

Even with the rise of technology and the ability to essentially film one’s own life as if it’s a television show, there is still something exhilarating about standing on a famous set. This is especially true when that set is a $100 million Southampton mansion. The sets of popular television shows and films have become everything from tourist destinations to sacred lands, in the case of “super-fans.” The latest way in which a set has become more than just a place for actors and crew is in the...

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...

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