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Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

While corporate-owned multiplexes have faced declining attendance, one indie theater chain is bucking the trend.
How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

Jeffrey Phillips, co-founder of OVO, an innovation consulting firm, shares how any company can create a more innovative environment.
Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Put your business idea to the test with Barbara Corcoran's tips for how to pitch your business idea.
Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

With major clients like Microsoft and CBS Sports, Chaotic Moon app studio makes it big.
Young Entrepreneur Challenges the Way Americans Think About Their Cellphones

Young Entrepreneur Challenges the Way Americans Think About Their Cellphones

A Pakistani immigrant takes on the U.S. cell phone service model.
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

How the device manufacturer is building a following by enhancing users' workouts through gaming and community-building.
Leaving Wall Street for Wine Country

Leaving Wall Street for Wine Country

Jamie Kutch chucked a lucrative job to pursue his dream, becoming one of California's most respected vintners. Here's how one entrepreneur changed careers in midstream.
BlogFrog and the Power of Moms

BlogFrog and the Power of Moms

BlogFrog is capitalizing on the massive influence of mom bloggers with its brand-sponsored conversations and communities. The network's agency clients and star writers are also reaping rewards. But as the line between editorial and advertising blurs, is authenticity getting left behind?
How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

The trailblazing entrepreneur followed up a disastrous collaboration by launching a new company, a showcase for innovative racing bikes. But can it get the funding it needs?
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
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.'
Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Reactions to news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs emerged within hours from his competitors, fellow entrepreneurs and others influenced by his work and life.
Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation

Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation

Meet the founder of Quirky, a crowdsourced product-development company. Its mission is "to make invention accessible." Its goal: to invent two new consumer products a week. He shares his views on creativity and starting up as part of our Innovators series.
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.
The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin

The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin

Co-founder of an upcycled clothing and accessories maker describes a new frontier for product innovations.
The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how she turned her invention into a household name.
The Innovators: The Orchard's Richard Gottehrer

The Innovators: The Orchard's Richard Gottehrer

The co-founder of a successful music distributor for independent artists talks about staying nimble in a fast-changing industry.
The Innovators: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding

The Innovators: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding

The co-founder of a breakthrough app for retail rewards talks about what it takes to build an innovative company.
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.
Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

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.
Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

These guys aren't playing around. And social-gaming incubator chief Peter Relan is the game master.
The Innovators: Nifty After Fifty's Sheldon Zinberg

The Innovators: Nifty After Fifty's Sheldon Zinberg

The founder of a fitness center for 50-somethings shares his views on pioneering a new business concept. (02:42)
The Innovators: Blik Wall Graphics' Scott Flora

The Innovators: Blik Wall Graphics' Scott Flora

The co-founder of a startup interior-design products maker on starting a new company and nurturing new business ideas. (02:28)
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