On an African-American entrepreneur and race in Silicon Valley.
Shai Agassi had nearly $1 billion in funding and a dream to replace gas guzzlers with electric cars. All he was missing was a plan.
Despite its association with piracy, BitTorrent is a company in its own right, and one desperate to hit upon a way to monetize its revolutionary file transfer technology.
On the personal genetic sequencing company 23andMe and why their long time term strategy is collecting spit, not cash.
A startup’s rocky search for profitability.
Creation of a fast food phenomenon.
“J.Crew employees reveal themselves by the nakedness of their ankles. It’s as if the company’s uniform, ambiently dictated by Lyons, is enforced only from the knees down.”
From failure to Pixar, Steve Jobs’ “wilderness years.”
On L.A.’s Homeboy Industries, which offers former felons—including at least one disgraced CEO—the chance to work.
An industry responds to the recession by rebranding the carrot as anything but vegetable.