Tim Westergren tells how loyal Pandora customers became a spontaneous grassroots lobbying force in 2007, when a federal panel doubled the royalty rates the company had to pay music labels.
Caterina Fake tells the story of how, when Flickr was out of money in 2004, she landed a seat at Esther Dyson's influential PC Forum, raised funding, and met Yahoo's Jerry Yang.
Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger talk about keeping their identity after being bought by Facebook for $1 billion.
Remember that Dennis Rodman/North Korea incident? Shane Smith, founder of Vice Media, owns the company that sent him overseas.
Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest, is a huge fan of Richard Branson. So here's what happened when she met him for the first time.
Andrew Berlin, CEO of Berlin Packaging, bought the Single-A baseball team a few years back. Here's how he turned around the organization.
Roland Swenson talks about scaling this signature event.
Ben Huh, founder of Cheezburger, talks about the most difficult week he's ever experienced.
The founder of Reserveage Organics reveals how she aced this crucial moment in her company's life.
The Boston marathon bombings deeply affected Life Is Good founder Bert Jacobs and his t-shirt company. Here's how they stepped up and are moving on.
Jack Dangermond, co-founder of mapping software maker Esri, talks about how his company maintains steady, stellar growth.
The founder of the world's largest restaurant chain explains how Subway became ubiquitous, and why surpassing his biggest rival came as something as a letdown.
Scott Belsky talks his biggest challenges building design site Behance: admitting that other people sometimes know a lot more than he does.
Chinedu Echeruo talks about stepping down as HopStop CEO in 2009, four years after he founded the city transit directions app.
The business titan behind KB Home and Sun America--also an author, philanthropist and art collector--on the trait that brought him success. Hint: It's not complacency.
To get customers to come back, Wayfair co-founder Niraj Shah had to reorganize his 200 home goods websites.
The Foursquare co-founder describes how he adjusted the app in response to the way people used it (differently than he expected).
Pete Cashmore founded Mashable in 2005, when he was 19 and lived in Scotland with his parents. Today, the social media news site is read by millions of people each month.
Long before Michael Lazerow sold Buddy Media, his social marketing firm, to Salesforce.com for $745 million, it took him many months to even get a client to try it.
Stephen McDonnell, founder of Applegate, an organic meat producer, explains what happened after the original bacon smokehouse he bought burned down in 1988.