Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Problem Solvers

Sep 17, 2018

When Jean Thompson stepped in to save Seattle Chocolate Company, she slammed the gas on a rapid expansion -- selling into stores nationwide, and locking in enormous private-label businesses. It seemed like the solution... until her company was rocked by financial instability, and she discovered that not all sales...


Sep 10, 2018

When you think of Malcolm Gladwell, you surely think of something: an author, a journalist, a podcaster, a speaker. But Gladwell doesn't. "Self-conceptions are dangerously limiting," he says. If he defines himself as any one thing, he believes, he'll shut out opportunities he didn't even know existed. In this...


Sep 3, 2018

Sometimes, the simplest ideas turn out to be the hardest. That was the case at Dunkin' Donuts, where the company wanted to eliminate its Styrofoam cups and replace them with something more environmentally friendly. They thought it would be easy -- but the change took 10 years, countless prototyes, meetings...


Aug 27, 2018

If you've watched a commercial or movie recently, you've likely seen Score a Score's work: It connects the biggest studios with musicians to compose original music. But for many years, its founder refused to think of his company as a music company. He wanted it to be known a *tech* company -- and this led him to...


Aug 20, 2018

Here at Entrepreneur magazine, we hear a lot of stories about how entrepreneurs founded their companies. Many tend to follow a similar format. Someone has an idea. They take a bold risk to make it a reality, often sacrificing a fair amount of time, money, and relationships in the process. They become incredibly...