How I did it


  • A rig hand removes drill pipe from a natural gas well at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania.

    Using a revolutionary osmosis process, Oasys has found a way to clean polluted fracking water, thus solving the industry's biggest quandary.

  • Marcos Galperin, founder of e-commerce website MercadoLibre believes in taking risks.

    MercadoLibre is the eBay of Latin America. The founder talks about how he built the largest regional retailer despite market challenges.


    The megastar musician discusses his early investment in Twitter, Beats and his growing philanthropic work.

  • Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider

    A new e-commerce venture, Harry's, is reinventing the $2.4 billion men's shaving market by controlling the customer experience. Can it beat Goliaths?

  • The franchise model continues to grow in the US, and more owners are now making millions from little-known franchising concepts.

  • Eight owners of unsung franchises generating more than $1 million in annual sales offer lessons learned on building a thriving franchise.

  • Smosh on YouTube.

    You'd never guess who's getting rich on YouTube. Would you believe elementary girls that play with food, video gamers and toy collectors.

  • Anthony Casalena, founder and CEO, Squarespace

    Squarespace evolved from an annoyed whiz kid trying to build a blog. It now has more than 500 employees, Super Bowl ads and millions in revenue.

  • Serendipity can turn a low-budget video clip into a viral sensation and for a business on a budget, an ad sensation.

  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

    Crowdfunding was created to be democratic and all-inclusive. So what are celebrities like Shaq doing raising money on Indiegogo and Kickstarter?

  • John Malone

    This media titan has built an empire by shaking up the industry. Up next: Snaring more cable subscribers for Charter, and European expansion.

  • A contestant on Syfy's show Face Off working on one of his creations.

    Kay Koplovitz is bringing mobile video to the masses to empower women—and other, disadvantaged groups worldwide—who are not connected to the Net.

  • Indiegogo founders with a global vision: Slava Rubin, Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell

    The founders share their plans to relaunch their website and take their pay-it-forward financing scheme worldwide. Up next: equity financing.

  • America's first private lunar microlander and commercial robot, developed by Moon Express

    Naveen Jain is in a race to harvest precious helium-3, platinum and other metals on the moon with his robotic spacecraft. Can he beat the Chinese?

  • Forerunner of the Internet: AOL's co-founder Steve Case

    The founder of AOL and pioneer of the Net notes how the next big opportunity in the industry is in solving the online privacy issue for the masses.

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