How I Did It

How I Did It: Lessons Learned: When Things Go Viral

BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti talks about how an e-mail exchange with Nike led to his idea for promoting social content across the Web.

How I Did It; Lessons Learned: Jack Cohen-Martin, DynamicVideo

DynamicVideo founder and COO Jack Cohen-Martin discusses how he evolved his core customer base during the recession.

What It’s Like…to Wait Out an Interminable Non-compete

After founder Bob Diener sold to IAC in 2003, he went to kite-surf camp in Costa Rica. And when his five-year non-compete was up he launched

How I Did It: Sandra Green, n-Link Corporation

n-Link Corporation founder Sandra Green discusses how creating an employee stock ownership plan gave her employees more incentive to stay at their current jobs.

How I Did It: Johnny LeHane, WAKA Kickball

WAKA Kickball co-founder Johnny LeHane talks about building longer term relationships with his customers--and learning to ask for help.

How I Did It: Barry Hartzberg, Satory Global

Barry Hartzberg, describes how he created a comfortable family feeling at Satory Global, the management and consulting IT firm he co-founded.

How I Did It: Tom Gimbel, The LaSalle Network

Tom Gimbel, CEO and founder of The LaSalle Network, talks about how he successfully led his staffing firm through the recession.

Out of the Coma. Back to the Office.

Rob McGovern is the same driven entrepreneur he was before his horrific car accident. Except that now his brain works differently.

How to Raise $1.2 Million in Venture Capital

Drew Houston literally didn’t know what to do with his first million dollars.

How to Handle Crazy Demand

Robert Croak, creator of Silly Bandz, remembers life at the center of a craze.

Breaking Through Stereotypes

Bethenny Frankel has 120 million reasons to feel vindicated.

How to Stay at No. 1

Niklas Hed is a little intimidated by his own success.

What to Do When You're Fired From the Company You Started

Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, says he wasn’t just cut loose; he was set free.

Learning to Communicate With Employees

Cal McAllister’s staff was unhappy and confused, and he had to take responsibility.

Coping With a Natural Disaster

Corey Russ’s business was nearly destroyed by a tornado--but that didn’t mean he couldn’t help his neighbors.

Surviving a Really Bad Year

Everything that could go wrong for Greg Nemeth did. He and his company survived.

Confessions of a Former Entrepreneur

Sam Yagan sold OkCupid to for a ton of money. Why is he feeling so antsy?

How One Company Got Very Hot, Very Briefly

Andrey Ternovskiy founded Chatroulette from his bedroom in Moscow. It became infamous; he became suspicious.

Buying Back the Company

Being owned by eBay was making StumbleUpon sleepy, Garrett Camp concluded. He knew how to fix that.  

Dealing With an IPO Nightmare

Dale Ball took his company public, lost control of it, then was shown the door. He talks about his lessons learned.