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How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

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The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
November 22, 2011 in Profiles
From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

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How entrepreneur Marty Metro created technology that turned used boxes into a $10 million eco-friendly business.
October 13, 2011 in Profiles
TechTrek Professor Mentors IT Entrepreneurs

TechTrek Professor Mentors IT Entrepreneurs

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Boston College's John Gallaugher doesn't try to be an all-knowing mentor to his students. But he does lead them on their first trek into the galaxy of tech.
September 20, 2011 in Profiles
Babson's Candida Brush: Professor and Team Leader

Babson's Candida Brush: Professor and Team Leader

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Candida Brush knows the ultimate irony of successful entrepreneurship: It's not about doing something on your own.
September 20, 2011 in Profiles
For This Nanotech Professor, Science Means Business

For This Nanotech Professor, Science Means Business

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Alain Kaloyeros pioneered nanotech research at the University at Albany. Now he oversees a program in which students are trained to be both scientists and entrepreneurs.
September 20, 2011 in Profiles
Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on InnovationPlay Video

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on Innovation (Video)

Music industry veteran Ann Mincieli describes working with famous artists like Alicia Keys and the trials of opening up her own studio space in New York. Her goal is to provide a cutting-edge experience that accommodates all skill levels.
September 19, 2011 in Profiles
How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

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A homegrown company called Two Moms in the Raw carved its own health-food niche.
September 15, 2011 in Profiles
Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

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How one determined developer is helping restore the creative spirit of Nashville's downtown scene.
August 31, 2011 in Profiles
A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic

A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic

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Philadelphia's Three Potato Four keeps things personal while staying ahead of vintage industry trends.
August 31, 2011 in Profiles
An Eclectic Treasure Hunter Lends a Vintage Touch to Modern Homes

An Eclectic Treasure Hunter Lends a Vintage Touch to Modern Homes

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A California transplant helps the past come alive for patrons of her small-town Tennessee antiques store.
August 31, 2011 in Profiles
Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville

Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville

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How a commercial shoot for the History Channel's hit show brought several blocks of downtown Nashville to a halt one hot summer afternoon.
August 30, 2011 in Profiles
Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

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How three immigrant entrepreneurs found U.S. success in launching Zendesk.
July 28, 2011 in Profiles
Camera+: An Apps to Riches Story

Camera+: An Apps to Riches Story

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How Lisa Bettany went from struggling photographer to app evangelist.
July 6, 2011 in Profiles
Gary Vaynerchuk, Vince McMahon, Biggie Smalls and InspirationPlay Video

Gary Vaynerchuk, Vince McMahon, Biggie Smalls and Inspiration (Video)

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The entrepreneur talks about storytelling and the people he admires most.
July 1, 2011 in Profiles
What's Next for Gary VaynerchukPlay Video

What's Next for Gary Vaynerchuk (Video)

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The social-media guru and entrepreneur talks about his career and management style with Bryan Elliott in 'Behind the Brand.'
July 1, 2011 in Profiles
Gary Vaynerchuk on Success, Family and Social MediaPlay Video

Gary Vaynerchuk on Success, Family and Social Media (Video)

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The social-media maven shares his strong business and personal views.
June 30, 2011 in Profiles
Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

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This innovator elevated coffee to a level of appreciation on par with gourmet food and fine wine. An inside look at how the company helped launch a culture of coffee aficionados.
June 21, 2011 in Profiles
Gary Vaynerchuk on Being an Early AdopterPlay Video

Gary Vaynerchuk on Being an Early Adopter (Video)

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The social-media maven talks about recognizing and acting on important business trends with Bryan Elliott in 'Behind the Brand.'
June 15, 2011 in Profiles
The Innovators: Docstoc's Jason NazarPlay Video

The Innovators: Docstoc's Jason Nazar (Video)

The co-founder of an online community for sharing professional documents talks about the challenges of nurturing a new business concept.
June 14, 2011 in Profiles
How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

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The founders of fitness app developer Abvio share the secret to their super-fast success.
June 7, 2011 in Profiles
YouTube Star iJustine Talks About How She Became a Web CelebrityPlay Video

YouTube Star iJustine Talks About How She Became a Web Celebrity (Video)

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The video maven discusses how she got started as an entrepreneur in video content creation.
June 2, 2011 in Profiles
Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

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These guys aren't playing around. And social-gaming incubator chief Peter Relan is the game master.
May 24, 2011 in Profiles
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Reinventing the Music Industry

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Reinventing the Music Industry

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For this iconoclastic rocker, there are no limits to how music can be packaged, delivered and consumed.
April 26, 2011 in Profiles
How Marlo Scott Ditched the Big Office and Big Salary to Get Her Sweet Revenge

How Marlo Scott Ditched the Big Office and Big Salary to Get Her Sweet Revenge

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Marlo Scott transcended the whole sticky-sweet cupcake trend with a genius concept--serve them with booze!
March 23, 2011 in Profiles
The Dailies at SXSW, Part One

The Dailies at SXSW, Part One

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Can't make it to Austin this week? Here's a sampling of happenings at the Interactive Conference.
March 14, 2011 in Profiles
The Innovators: Twitter's Jack DorseyPlay Video

The Innovators: Twitter's Jack Dorsey (Video)

The co-founder of Twitter talks about his new venture -- Square -- a credit-card reader for mobile devices.
March 2, 2011 in Profiles
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