MANSUETO VENTURES PRESS RELEASES

MONDAY, February 11, 2008

FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE POSTS THIRD CONSECUTIVE PERIOD OF DOUBLE-DIGIT NEWSSTAND SALES GROWTH

NEW YORK, February 11, 2008 - Fast Company magazine today announced its FAS-FAX performance for the six months ended December 31, 2007 as reported by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Among the 300+ U.S. consumer magazines that claimed rate base for 2007, Fast Company magazine ranks eight in growth of single copy newsstand sales.

FRIDAY, February 08, 2008

FastCompany.com Releases Next-Generation Publishing Site

Seamlessly Blends Journalism and Community

NEW YORK, February 8, 2008 - FastCompany.com today released a "next generation" publishing site that blends its award-winning journalism with a substantial amount of content contributed from its online community. The site uses an innovative networking platform to encourage an ongoing business conversation among its members, editorial staff and everyday readers.

"Starting today, Mansueto Digital becomes the first major website to blend journalism with an online community to create something better than either by itself" said Edward Sussman, president of Mansueto Digital, which operates FastCompany.com. "There are a lot of powerful reasons why amateurs should be enabled to fully participate in the mainstream media."

FRIDAY, January 25, 2008

Featured in the February issue of Fast Company

Mike Rowe: The Dirtiest Mind in Business, pg. 64.
Fast Company magazine's February cover story takes an in-depth look at how Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe turned a disgusting idea into fame and fortune for the Discovery Channel and built a dynamic brand for himself in the process. Now Ford, HP, and others all want a piece of him. Senior Writer Ellen McGirt went into the trenches with Rowe to find out how he built an empire on dirt.

THURSDAY, January 24, 2008

Featured in the February 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Entrepreneurs Look to Turn Weak Economy Into Business Opportunities, pg. 19.
The February issue of Inc. magazine reports that despite the gloomy economic outlook and predictions of recession, many entrepreneurs have a sense of confidence that, if they play their cards right, they could make an economic downturn work in their favor. After talking with Inc. 500 CEOs the magazine found that none are planning to lay off people or scale down their businesses. Instead, many are looking to profit from other companies' outsourcing. Others are making the most of softening real estate prices to open new locations. And a few are considering expansion overseas to lessen the effects of a possible recession at home.

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2008

Mansueto Digital Announces Launch of New Video Network FastCompany.TV

NEW YORK, January 16, 2008 - Mansueto Digital President Edward Sussman today announced the launch of FastCompany.TV, a new online video network featuring coverage of bleeding edge technology trends, interviews with leading executives and business people, reviews of the latest technology products, and lifestyle programming.

TUESDAY, December 25, 2007

Featured in the January 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Eight Entrepreneurs with Big Stakes in the Presidential Primaries, pg. 23.
This year, several presidential campaigns are relying on entrepreneurs to play key roles, from campaign manager to battleground-state fundraiser. The January issue of Inc. magazine focuses on eight entrepreneurs who are sitting front and center for the presidential primaries.

THURSDAY, December 06, 2007

Featured in the December/January issue of Fast Company Magazine

Open Season On Apple, pg. 82.
Apple is arguably the most successful company in Silicon Valley these days. It is widely admired for its customer-focused products, its enviable design aesthetic, and unmatched success with problem solving. Yet, restrictive tech model is at odds with a prevailing assumption in most of techland that open-platform collaboration and iterative group work are what drive creativity and growth. Fast Company's December/January cover story, "Open Season on Apple," illuminates a philosophical divide in Silicon Valley and across our economy. Is openness and sharing undeniably the route to progress? Or is the conventional wisdom on this topic faulty - is the pressure of isolation what's most needed to drive innovation?

WEDNESDAY, November 28, 2007

Featured in the December 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

THE SMARTEST INVESTOR YOU NEVER HEARD OF: Inc. Magazine Names Elon Musk, Co-Founder Of PayPal, Entrepreneur Of The Year, pg. 114.
Elon Musk, the ousted co-founder of PayPal wants to provide solar power to everyone, put us in supercharged electric cars, and colonize Mars. And since the editors of Inc. believe he just might pull off all three, the magazine named Musk its 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year. Musk, is 36-years old, wicked smart, and worth several hundred million dollars. He is also CEO, majority owner, and head rocket designer at SpaceX, an aerospace start-up in El Segundo, Calif., that by 2011, plans to be hauling astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Musk also has two more wildly ambitions start-ups in play - the electric-car maker Tesla Motors and the solar panel installer SolarCity; in both cases, he serves as chairman and controlling shareholder.

WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2007

Featured in the November 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Welcome to the final frontier of human resources, Outsourced termination, pg. 25.
These days, missteps over firing employees can become big news - witness Oracle notifying some 5,000 employees by overnight mail and Radio Shack delivering the bad news to roughly 400 employees via e-mail. While these examples seem cold and unsympathetic, companies are so fearful of wrongful termination lawsuits that they conclude they can't afford to be personal. The November issue of Inc. magazine reports that amid liability concerns (or is that CEO guilt?) an increasing number of companies are hiring outside firms to fire workers. That's right, just when you thought getting fired couldn't be a colder experience, along comes a cadre of consultants that will not only tell you who to fire, but actually do the firing for you.

TUESDAY, October 23, 2007

Featured in the November issue of Fast Company Magazine

How To Get 100 Miles Per Gallon -Today, pg. 74.
Why are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Neil Young handing over their cars to Johnathan Goodwin? In Wichita, genius car tinkerer Goodwin takes the biggest American gas-guzzlers and rejiggers them to quadruple their normal mileage and push emissions close to zero, all while doubling the horsepower. That's right, he's created an engine that's simultaneously green and mean. Goodwin says American automakers could adapt his methods easily. So why isn't it happening? Has this guy figured out a way to save Detroit and produce a radically cleaner and cheaper future for the American car?