Founder Stories

Observational stories on famous figures in business, culture, technology, and innovation.

The One Investing Tip From Billionaire Mark Cuban That’s Perfect For Entrepreneurs

After 20 Failed Startups, Here's What Turned This Engineer's Next Venture Into A $17.7 Billion App

The First Time Jessica Alba Pitched Her Now-Unicorn Startup, It Failed. Here’s How She Pivoted

The 3 Pieces of Advice Ursula Burns' Mother Gave Her That Helped Her Become A Fortune 500 CEO

Barack Obama, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg All Swear By This High-Performance Habit

How Howard Schultz Turned An Entry-Level Sales Job Into A Coffee Empire – And A Net Worth Of $5.7 Billion

What Jeff Bezos' Smart Take on Personal Branding Can Teach You About the Importance of Thought Leadership

The Simple Sales Secret That Took Ralph Lauren From Zero to $6 Billion in Annual Revenue

Robert Greene's 6 Laws Of Power Most Relevant To Entrepreneurs

Under Armour’s CEO Was “Broke” After Year One. Here’s What Happened Next That Led To A Billion Dollar Brand

What The Work Routines of Pharrell, Jack Dorsey, Shonda Rhimes, And 37 Other Business Leaders Say About Peak Performance

Albert Einstein’s Cluttered Desk Reveals A Surprising Link Between Messiness And Intelligence

4 Business Newsletters I Make Sure To Read Every Single Day

Spanx CEO: New Entrepreneurs Often Make This Mistake Even Before Their First Sale

Brene Brown's Quip To Tim Ferriss Might Shift Your Perspective Of Narcissists

Seth Godin's Linchpin: Career Maker Or Career Breaker?

The Best Business Book Ever Written, According To Bill Gates And Warren Buffett

Want Faster Career Progress? Act More Like Headspace’s New COO

The 5 Things That Made Uber's 2008 Pitch Deck Recession-Proof

The CEOs of YouTube, Slack, and Whole Foods All Have Liberal Arts Degrees. Here’s Why That Matters