I'm Christine Lagorio-Chafkin. I recently met with John Burke, the president of Trek Bicycles. He told me the story of how his father built the iconic American bicycle brand. When he himself graduated college and took a sales job at the company, the whole thing started to unravel. I explain how he and his dad turned around the company--and built it to a $1 billion company.
Finally, an interview with David Collado, the founder of Happy Howie's dog treats, about how he sought to become the top all-natural dog treat company in the Midwest by launching out of Detroit.
Our Like Buttons this week included:
- This polarizing piece on the insane people who purposefully arrive at the airport as late as possible.
- A look inside the company that makes the iconic Kit-Cat clock, by our own Leigh Buchanan.
- While we all obsess over teens being addicted to their phones, a new study illuminated that kids are simultaneously concerned about their parents' mobile-phone addictions.
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