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The Game Changer: Digital Chocolate's Trip Hawkins

The last time this entrepreneur matched up against an industry giant, things didn't end so well. But it wasn't game over.

Jennifer Wang

· 13 min read

How to Make a Scene

Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwood did it by transforming his company into a lifestyle brand. Meet the man who set a new industry standard with the 'it' hotel.

Jennifer Wang

· 13 min read

Who Says No One is Shopping?

In just three years, entrepreneurs like Adam Bernhard have created a new retail niche--private sample-sale websites--that has grown into a $1 billion business and changed the way America shops.

Booth Moore

· 11 min read

The Turnaround Artist

Jim Pohlad inherited a failing team-the Minnesota Twins--on the verge of disappearing from baseball. What saved it? Thinking like a small business.

Bruce Schoenfeld

· 13 min read

The Future Has Been Delivered to Your Mailbox

Dukky is merging the junk in the mail with social marketing and web technology--and creating a staggeringly effective marketing machine.

Jason Meyers

· 10 min read

SkinIt Founder Driving New Automotive Trend

Tom Stemple's startup personalized millions of digital gadgets. Now he wants to do the same to your ride.

Justin Petruccelli

· 6 min read

The Innovators

They are the mad scientists, the game-changers, the contrarians.

Forward Thinkers

Get your business on the cutting edge with lessons from these 16 small-business pioneers.

· 11 min read

Patagonia, From the Ground Up

While the rest of retail was tanking, Yvon Chouinard's outdoor clothing and gear company was having its best two years ever. Here's why.

Jennifer Wang

· 10 min read

On the Nose

When Fabrice Penot pitched Le Labo--a fragrance company built on perfumes and no hype--investors laughed. Now with stores around the globe and millions in annual sales, Penot is the one who's smiling.

· 15+ min read

craigslist: 15 Years Later

Craig Newmark talks about how things have changed at the internet's oldest open marketplace--and how they haven't.

Justin Petruccelli

· 5 min read

The Aceman Cometh

For Adam Carolla, comedy is a business--and business is good.

Justin Petruccelli

· 8 min read