Category Archive: Business

Apr 16

420: Pot Goes Public — A Video Series from FORA.tv Studios

FORA.tv Studios presents Pot Goes Public, an original video series in time for “420,” April 20th, or Marijuana Appreciation Day. The series features different perspectives on the budding business for legal marijuana featuring exclusive interviews with the emerging industry’s key players. Programs include exclusive interviews hosted by Michael Montgomery, reporter for The Center for Investigative …

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Apr 14

Oaksterdam University’s Dale Sky Jones: End of Pot Prohibition Equals a Huge Business Opportunity

FORA.tv Studios is pleased to announce the debut of the video “Marijuana 101: Lessons from Oaksterdam” featuring an interview with Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, an educational institution which provides training for the cannabis industry. The video is the third installment in the FORA.tv Studios original video series “Pot Goes Public.” End …

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Apr 08

Up For Debate: Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance

“How millennial are you?” That was the question leading into a 14-item Pew Research Center poll from 2010 on how close you were to identifying with the millennials– a demographic cohort that describes the generation born sometime after 1980 and up to the turn of the 21st century. Questions in the poll ranged from how …

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Apr 07

What Makes a Business a Great Place to Work?

There are myriad factors that define what makes a company great. Providing value to customers, generating a healthy bottom line for stockholders, or even achieving a model that helps make the world a better place are among the hallmarks of the world’s best businesses. But behind any and all of these factors are employees. So …

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Apr 07

Sir Richard Branson on Pot: Yes to Investing and Legalizing

FORA.tv Studios, is pleased to announce the debut of an original video “Breaking the Drug Taboo,” featuring an interview with Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virigin Group, on the current state of the war on drugs and the business case for legalizing marijuana. The video is the second installment in the FORA.tv Studios original …

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Apr 06

Leafly: The Yelp for Marijuana

If you have a medical marijuana prescription, then chances are you’ve heard of Leafly, an app that is often compared to Yelp. Leafly helps users rate and review different types of cannabis and the dispensaries that sell them. As use of marijuana becomes legal for recreational use in states like Colorado and Washington, its use …

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Mar 31

Pot Goes Public: A FORA.tv Original Video Series

As America’s great experiment to legalize marijuana begins in earnest, the government, media, industry, and general public will seek to discover the economic, social, and health-related implications of what happens as pot goes public. Over the next year, Colorado and Washington, the first two states to end prohibition of marijuana and legalize it for public …

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Mar 20

Commonwealth Club Exclusive: Billionaire Tom Perkins on the 1%, ‘Kristallnacht’ Op-Ed

If there is an epicenter to the national debate on income inequality, rich versus poor, or the shrinking middle class, it’s probably in San Francisco. Long considered a bastion of progressive politics and inclusiveness, California’s fourth largest city is experiencing a dramatic cultural and economic shift that has divided the community. On one hand, you …

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Mar 18

‘First Kiss’ Advertisement Sidelines Celebrities, Goes Viral Anyway

If you were paying attention to what was trending on the Internet last week, you probably found yourself watching a heartwarming video called “First Kiss” directed by Tatiana Pilieva. The premise is simple: pair off twenty complete strangers and ask them to kiss each other. As a result of the unique concept and good feeling …

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Feb 18

As Consumers Go Gluten-Free, So Goes the Food Industry

A consumer’s affinity for a given type of food product typically goes only as far as the latest trend. But according to this recent article in the New York Times, food producers believe putting big money on gluten-free products is a good bet. Even though the prevalence of Americans suffering from celiac disease–an autoimmune reaction …

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