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A CERTAIN KIND OF GENIUS
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ONE WAY TO BEAT SEXISM
THIRDLOVE’S FREE LOVE
REAL ESTATE’S NEXT MOVE • When Rich Barton co-founded Zillow in 2005, he knew the virtual homebuying and rental marketplace would shape the future of real estate. Now, after nearly two decades as Zillow’s CEO, Barton offers founders advice for capitalizing on the next big real estate boom.
STRETCH GOALS • SARAH BIRD, EVP AND CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER OF MOZ GROUP
I SHOULD HAVE CRIED SOONER
Technology Gives This Payments Company Its Edge • Electronic Payments unveils end-to-end payment processing platform 21 years after being founded in a dorm
AVOID THE CEDE ROUND • My own experience trying to buy gym equipment through a distributor is a lesson in modern customer service—and the value in going direct.
YES, IT’S OK TO SAY NO • For most of us, saying no doesn’t come easy—but for effective leaders, it’s a critical skill.
HUMAN SCALE • How I discovered the antidote to digital behemoths that can dominate—and decimate—whole industries.
A Private Equity Firm That Takes An Individual Approach • There’s no correct playbook because founders and their businesses are each unique
Down to Their Last Dollar
MAKING A BIGGER SPLASH • Hint founder and CEO Kara Goldin talks to Park Place Payments founder and CEO Samantha Ettus about breaking into a new industry with an unconventional strategy.
Operational Expertise, Industry Focus, and Personal Relationships Set This Firm Apart • L Catterton, a global leader in consumer investing, explains how its investment in The Honest Company epitomizes its approach to partnership
HOW TO MAKE TIME • When a founder offloads payroll, IT, and HR, the calendar replaces the obligation with opportunity.
FEMALE Founders 100 • They’ve inspired. They’ve led. They’ve blazed new trails. And they’ve fought like hell to come out of this past year better than they went into it.
Soldier. Founder. Revolutionary • With steel honed in the military, entrepreneur Phyllis Newhouse is giving financial power to those who’ve never had it.
Stacey Abrams Means Business • From a grassroots movement to a fintech revolution, she finds her biggest ideas in the wake of the ones that don’t work.
The Slayers of Slogans and Sparkles • These female founders built a cult following by banishing Lil Slugger to the bench
Committed to the Cause • With close to a million moms still sidelined by the pandemic, motherhood has never been more divisive. Reshma Saujani is not OK with that
Greener Jeans • These founders are detoxifying the denim industry—and saving the planet, one leg at a time
Putting Covid to the Test • When the world shut down, this founder helped pharma firms take their clinical trials virtual
The Mother of Reinvention • Joanna McFarland was driven to succeed. When the pandemic hit the brakes, she had to shift lanes
Farming Grows Up • A group of startups raises lettuce, tomatoes, and berries in high-rise plant factories. The founders aren’t farmers; they’re technologists who have shown that even the most grounded industry can be radically reinvented.
HOW DELANE PARNELL BEAT THE GAME AT ITS OWN GAME • He was the living embodiment of the American Dream, a tireless entrepreneur who fought his way from Detroit’s meanest streets. Then Delane Parnell faced the moment that would define his gaming venture—and his life.
FOUNDER’S BEST FRIEND •...