Disrupting the hotel industry and urban economies

Jan 26, 2017
Leigh Gallagher dives into the story of Airbnb in her new book, looking at how a business idea turned into a multibillion-dollar company.
Co-founders of Airbnb Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk speak at a Q&A at the Los Angeles Theatre during Airbnb Open LA on Nov. 19, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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This would-be dentist embodies entrepreneurial spirit of Syrian immigrants

Jan 24, 2017
Syrians drill it into their children’s heads that they have to be self-reliant.
Obay Saidee, 13, and his mother, Zobaida Almajzoub, moved to the United States from Damascus, Syria, in 2012. 
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Thomas Dolby on bringing pop sensibilities to Silicon Valley

Oct 6, 2016
Thomas Dolby talks about starting a tech company after retiring from his popstar career.
Thomas Dolby. 
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Sorry millennials, you're not the best start-up market

Sep 6, 2016
Try a few generations older.
Start-up employees working at a tech incubator. 
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Extended interview: Jim Koch, founder of Sam Adams

Mar 31, 2016
Boston Beer Company CEO talks craft brew: the market's 10 percent
Founder and Chairman of the Boston Beer Co. Jim Koch delivers a keynote address at the 28th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Silicon Valley's 'unicorns' may be mythical, too

Billion-dollar startups may be facing trouble ahead.

Women, venture capital and bias

Aug 7, 2015
An experiment reveals obstacles female entrepreneurs face in finding investors.

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Behind the scenes at a budget hedge-fund start-up

Mar 11, 2015
Smaller hedge funds are hoping to beat out their larger counterparts.