Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on winning at business.
The New York City-based event organizing website is so laser focused on its mission of bringing people together offline that it doesn't have a single business development, communications or marketing person on staff.
Mary Barra, a longtime General Motors employee, deserves some of the credit for turning around GM. Now, she's taking the top job at the company and making history as the only female CEO in the auto industry worldwide.