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After a disappointing first year of sales, Ugg founder Brian Smith realized he was sending the wrong message to his target market. He swapped the company's sleek ads for authentic surfing shots--and Ugg took off.
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Method co-founder Adam Lowry thought this design innovation would be one of his product's biggest selling points. It almost broke the company.
Krystle Mobayeni thought she'd never pay off her debts. Her food tech startup now rivals Seamless and has $25 million in funding.
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As he shuttles between his businesses in El Paso and Mexico's Ciudad Juárez, serial entrepreneur Ricardo Mora has gained a unique perspective on border politics.
A longtime second-in-command, Climb Credit's Angela Ceresnie was used to being "the practical person" instead of the big-picture visionary. Then she agreed to step up.
Jerry Jao found success co-founding marketing tech company Retention Science, which has helped some of the hottest e-commerce brands take off. A crucial decision he made at 13 helped change his entire future.
Growing up in Nigeria, Calendly founder Tope Awotona overcame tragedy--and gained the resilience he'd need to prove the doubters wrong.
Greg Koch's Stone Brewing has always gone against the grain of big beer brands--even after becoming one.
When Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman returned to the company as CEO, he had his work cut out for him.
How Ethan Brown spotted--and grabbed--the huge opportunity everyone else almost missed.
Samin Nosrat never wanted to have employees again. Now, she's starting a new business--and figuring out how to manage her first hires.
Harry's aimed to disrupt its industry--then, it sold to an incumbent. Co-founder Jeff Raider sees the acquisition as a new opportunity.
When tragedy struck, Mary Celeste Beall had to run a business alone. Here's how she persevered.
Twelve years of revenue growth, five children, and a whole lot of globetrotting.
The co-founder of MoviePass was fired from his own startup. Then, he went to the movies.
Everlane made a commitment to use no new plastic. Here's how founder Michael Preysman is making it happen.
After losing her mother, Press House founder Dawn Kamerling suffered another loss--in her company. Here's how she found strength through it.
Away co-founder Jen Rubio describes her unconventional path to $300 million in revenue--and what happened when her company almost went out of business.
For first-time founders, there are a lot of unknowns. Jen Rubio of Away says to ask for help--and do so relentlessly.
After her diagnosis, Saundra Pelletier was determined not to step back from her startup. Now cancer-free, she's embraced delegation.
Yasmine Mustafa, once an undocumented immigrant, knows what it's like to be afraid. Now her panic-button business keeps other immigrant women safe.
Michael Solomonov, the country's premier interpreter of Israeli food, is transforming Philadelphia's restaurant scene. But first he had to come to terms with his brother's killing and his own addiction.
Saildrone's solar-powered vehicles gather valuable data about the world's oceans.
Luke's Lobster founders Luke Holden and Ben Conniff started a small chain of simple lobster shacks. Then they started thinking much bigger.
Mighty AI CEO Matt Bencke's medical condition shocked everyone. But the hardest part was still to come.
Hamdi Ulukaya didn't start out knowing everything there is to know about the yogurt business. But that's exactly what helped him a build a diverse, innovative corporate culture.
Jaymee Messler's sports management firm represented Derek Jeter until the baseball superstar retired. Then the duo hatched their own sports media company.
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The co-founders of Allbirds set out to make the simplest sneaker they possibly could. That turned out to be very complicated.
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In 2008, Jessica Honegger couldn't afford to adopt an orphaned Rwandan child. Now she runs Noonday Collection, one of America's fastest-growing companies.
Co-founder and CEO Philip Krim discusses how his $300 million-revenue startup adjusted to brick-and-mortar sales--and why he doesn't worry about traditional competition.
How Jake Burton beat back a life-threatening illness and got back on his snowboard.
At first, Udi Baron was skeptical about gluten-free bread. Then it became a nationwide sensation.
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Alli Webb launched Drybar with her brother and husband in 2010. Three years later, she had to learn to let go.
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