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WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON’T GET YOU THERE
HOW I GOT THE IDEA • IT ALL STARTED WITH A BOW TIE
I GOT LOST IN THE DETAILS • After he had co-founded e-commerce platform Jet.com in 2014, Nate Faust went on to serve as Walmart’s senior VP of U.S. e-commerce supply chains when the retail giant bought his company in 2016 for $3.3 billion. He eventually left Walmart, in 2019, to launch Olive, which helps online shoppers choose a more sustainable shipping process. While at Walmart, Faust says he learned very quickly that his leadership style needed an upgrade.
THE BEST PARTS • BE PREPARED
MY WEEK IN THE WILD
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU COCONUTS
PITCH WITH PURPOSE • Kimberly McGlonn draws allies to her startup through her inspiring story.
FAILING? YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY • Why too many entrepreneurs get it wrong about what they got wrong. Most of the time, it’s not about money.
LET IT GO • When I hired family at my company, I set in motion a reckoning—and received an unintended lesson in leadership.
DO GOOD, GET BETTER • I wanted to raise $5 million to scale my company. What I got instead was an opportunity to change social entrepreneurship.
Technology and Team Focus Spurs Fast Growth • Proprietary technology and happy team members have landed FreeRateUpdate.com on the Inc. 5000 list six times
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE... A MESS
Chris and Shivani VS. the World • Venture investor Chris Sacca talks with Shivani Siroya, founder of fintech company Tala, about scaling up your business without locking it down.
MEET YOUR FUTURE BANKER • IN 2021, BRIAN ARMSTRONG PROVED THE DIGITAL ECONOMY DOESN’T NEED THE U.S. DOLLAR. HERE’S WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT-WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU-AND WHY IT MAKES HIS JUGGERNAUT, COINBASE. INC. ’S COMPANY OF THE YEAR.
MONEY MAKES MONEY • The celebrity booze train keeps chugging along, but what can we learn? (And how do they taste?)
BEST IN BUSINESS • THEY’RE SMART. STRATEGIC. LEADERS IN THEIR INDUSTRIES. BUT MORE THAN THAT, THE COMPANIES ON OUR ANNUAL LIST ARE CHANGEMAKERS WITH HEART—AND THEY’RE POURING THE BEST OF THEIR BUSINESS INTO THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES AROUND THEM.
Out the Other Side • The burden of leading can be heavy even in the best of times. Coupled with the depression that afflicts so many founders, it can overwhelm their soul... or forge it into something stronger.
Force of Habit • Noom’s founders built an overnight-success weight-loss app after years of failure. Now they’re working to parlay their big hit into a string of them.
NOOM’S JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY • THE PANDEMIC’S FAVORITE WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM SEEMED LIKE AN OVERNIGHT HIT. IN REALITY, IT TOOK MORE LIKE A DECADE.
Envisioning the Future of Payments • From door-to-door sales to changing an industry, this brother-sister duo founded Stax and is enjoying fintech success by turning insights into money
Narrow Niche, Wide Reach for Prolific Ad Agency • With sharp focus on the home improvement industry, Ron Sherman Advertising has built a tried-and-true formula for lead generation
A Science-Backed Approach to Improving Business Performance • Dr. Alok Trivedi, media personality and founder of the Aligned Performance Institute, shares the origins of his science-backed approach to rewiring your...