Inc.'s popular How I Did It feature, times 11. The leaders of Inc. 500 companies from a breadth of industries talk about their paths to success.
An athlete scores again.
Pulling away from the pack.
Rhapsody in beige.
Redemption doesn't come easy.
Tougher than the rest.
With his very first documentary, in 1965, Steve Sabol of NFL Films became the designated mythmaker of pro football. Now the company is a $50 million family operation embedded within a multibillion-dollar business.
Transforming urban shopping, one skeptical town at a time.
The founder of Netflix on developing a passion brand, and sustaining it as passions change.
Your partner wants to focus on growth. You want to follow a passion more than a strategy. Could you walk away? Paulette Cole recently did that with ABC Home, and she recently made a joyous return.
"I wanted to be a billionaire," says the man responsible for your Jägermeister headache. At age 85 he stunned the liquor industry by getting his wish.
Some people say he monkeys around.
First he disrupted the brokerage business. Now, with Vonage, Jeffrey Citron is changing the game on the phone companies.
As another very confident man said, It ain't bragging if you can do it.
With great power tools comes great responsibility.
Midgets? Nuns who give massages? Disco Demolition Night? Free vasectomies on Father's Day? If there's one thing Mike Veeck learned from his father and from building a profitable empire of minor league baseball teams, it's this: Fun is good.
R. Donahue Peebles built the largest African American-owned real estate development firm in the U.S. by mastering the art of taking risk -- but not too much risk.
The family yarn business was just getting by until knitting became cool (perhaps you've seen Gangsta Knitter?). Now it's on its way to becoming a $200 million success.
Former Army officer Randy Slager has two goals: continue expanding his $30 million IT company and keep knocking down walls that prevent disabled veterans from achieving entrepreneurial success.