John Hering and his friends discovered a security vulnerability in early bluetooth technology in 2004. They proved what kind of mobile device breach was possible at the 2005 Academy Awards--and turned the concept into a company called Lookout.
In 2012, third-generation CEO Jim D'Addario hired a branding agency to create new packaging for D'Addario guitar strings. But the firm suggested an overhaul of the entire D'Addario brand.
After enduring the front lines of the Bosnian War, Aleksandra Scepanovic moved to America and created a thriving real estate business that is reviving some dilapidated parts of Brooklyn.
After she co-founded and led Ning, Gina Bianchini co-founded and continued iterating Mightybell, a new kind of specialized social networking company. Here's why.
When Andrew Dreskin, the first person to ever sell tickets online, co-founded Ticketfly, he thought raising money was going to be easy--until the financial crisis hit.
It took Brendan Synnott years--and lots of convincing--to agree to sell Bear Naked, the granola company he co-founded, to Kellogg's. Even when he signed the deal, he was still coming around to the idea.
Jim Bakke became the third-generation CEO of Sub-Zero in the early 1990s, amidst a recession and new, aggressive competition. Here's how he turned the company around.
Mike Stevens describes the desperate pivot that saved the beer company.
When Omaha Steaks was passed down to Todd Simon and his cousin Bruce, they realized that it was their responsibility to grow the brand. Here's what they did.
Julia Hartz explains how she grew Eventbrite to 450 employees and still maintained a family-like company culture.
Eli Pariser co-founded Upworthy to take content about social issues viral. Along the way, even he wondered if Americans would be interested.
Ken Austin thought that landing his spirits brand Tequila Avion a part of the story line on HBO’s “Entourage" would instantly accelerate the business. Turns out, it was a little more complicated.
In less than five years, Bre Pettis grew MakerBot into a $400 million company and sparked a 3-D printing revolution.
Eddie Gindi, Century 21's executive vice president, tells the emotional story of their decision to rebuild in midst of uncertainty and fear.
John Zimmer explains how he turned his fledgling campus carpool service into Lyft.
Caue Suplicy spent all his savings developing Barnana snacks. Here's how he just avoided going broke.
After five years growing an e-textbook business, Inkling founder Matt MacInnis decided to pivot and pursue an entirely different business model. Here's why.
Michael Dell, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Branson, and 13 other legendary entrepreneurs offer their insights and personal stories
DVF founder shares her advice for entrepreneurs: Stay true to yourself.
A great CEO values 'discovery,' says founder Ron Shaich--not becoming more efficient.