Learn best practices from these standout entrepreneurs leading change in their industries and be inspired by their forward thinking and bold moves.
Mashable's Pete Cashmore on Persistence
How he turned obstacles into an opportunity, why he's so obsessed with the Internet and a winning habit he learned from his father

Game Changers

Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

Any of us can adopt these principles to unleash our 'inner Steve Jobs.'
Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance

Sara Blakely on Resilience

The founder of Spanx opens up about what drives her -- and the critical life lesson she learned early on.
Richard Branson on Thinking Big

Richard Branson on Thinking Big

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on shaping company culture as you expand your business.

Social Media

The Innovators: Klout's Joe Fernandez (Video)Play Video

The Innovators: Klout's Joe Fernandez (Video)

The co-founder of the social-media analytics firm talks about getting his new business off the ground.
Social Media's Zen Master of Marketing

Social Media's Zen Master of Marketing

How twentysomething Shama Kabani of Marketing Zen Group wrote a master's thesis on Twitter and then went on to build a leading-edge marketing firm. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report
Gary Vaynerchuk's Success Secret: Hard Work (Video)Play Video

Gary Vaynerchuk's Success Secret: Hard Work (Video)

The author and entrepreneur talks about making mistakes and going all-in.

Ecommerce

From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

Bo Fishback - From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

How Zaarly quickly brought its concept to market, complete with celebrity investment and lots of buzz.
1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal

1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal

This 28-year-old Brooklynite built a successful business around the concept of loss leaders. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
How Polyvore Became a Trend-Setter in Social Shopping

How Polyvore Became a Trend-Setter in Social Shopping

This online community tells your network what to wear. Plus, a look at more ground-breakers in social commerce..

Gaming

The Innovators: YouWeb's Peter RelanPlay Video

The Innovators: YouWeb's Peter Relan (Video)

The founder of a videogame incubator talks about nurturing game developers as entrepreneurs.
How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game

How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game

This Austin company can turn almost anyone into a game developer.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus on Scaling a Business (Video)Play Video

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus on Scaling a Business (Video)

Invaluable lessons about creating a viable internet property

Mobile

How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps

How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps

This self-service app creator aims to make it cheap and easy to go mobile. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the mobile space.
Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail

Innovator: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding Reinvents Retail

Meet Cyriac Roeding, the man reinventing shopping for the mobile era.
The Innovators: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley (Video)Play Video

The Innovators: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley (Video)

The co-founder of a popular mobile app talks about how his company got started.

Crowdsourcing

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor.
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.