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    Big Feet PJs

    Valerie Johnson remembered her childhood and feeling cozy and great in her fleece and flannel footie pajamas. She wondered, \”Why shouldn’t adults experience that same wonderful creature comfort?

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    Goodwill Industries

    When his poor worshipers refused charity, this entrepreneurial pastor invented a way to give them jobs – a non-profit organization whose business model pays for itself: Goodwill Industries.

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    Freeline Skates

    Their invention turned skating into an extreme sport. Two guys who pursued their passion to $5 million in sales. It’s the story of Freeline Skates.

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    Costco

    During a 1983 trip to France, lawyer Jeff Brotman saw ‘hypermarkets,’ a combination of discount supermarkets and department stores. Why not build a store where small business people could pick up everything at one location: office supplies, electronics, and food?

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    Lulu’s Dessert

    You probably think a big company came up with ready-to-eat gelatin. Well think again. Coming up, a lulu of an idea!


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Dunlop Tires

In February 1888, British veterinary surgeon Jonn Boyd Dunlop wanted to cushion his young son’s bumpy tricycle ride. His family physician suggested filling sheet-rubber with air – creating similar to the air-filled mattresses used in hospitals.

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Airbnb

Air mattresses and breakfast – that’s how this $50 million company got started. Learn how three San Francisco entrepreneurs went from renting out their apartment to renting out castles, Igloos and Boeing 727s.

big feet pjs

Big Feet PJs

Valerie Johnson remembered her childhood and feeling cozy and great in her fleece and flannel footie pajamas. She wondered, \”Why shouldn’t adults experience that same wonderful creature comfort?

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SpaceX

If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your money? Learn how the founder of PayPal is building and launching rockets into space — for NASA! Learn the story of SpaceX.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics

When Scott-Vincent Borda and Joey Shamah learned that high income consumers shopped at dollar stores, they went to work on a new product line, tapping Borda’s beauty industry background.

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Twitch.TV

It took a string of relative failures, but these entrepreneurs stumbled onto a niche market that they’ve made all their own. In 2007, Justin Kan, Emmit Shear, and two other friends co-founded Justin.tv. Justin.tv started as a live feed of cofounder Justin Kan’s day-to-day life. All day, every day, Kan filmed his daily affairs, wearing specially designed cameras that allowed him to easily capture and broadcast every waking and sleeping moment. It was, essentially, true reality television. The confident young men were sure it would revolutionize the entertainment industry. It was the dawn of a new age of entertainment.  It was…

TOKYOPOP

TOKYOPOP

Stuart Levy began reading Manga while working in Tokyo. He became convinced that it was ripe for introduction in America.

Why Didn't I Think of That?! Cafe Barcomi Brought New York Style Cheesecake to Berlin, Germany

Café Barcomi

Cynthia Barcomi went to Berlin as a professional dancer. But in the mid 90s she wanted to change direction and pursue her passion for baking. She thought there just might be a niche in Germany for her home-country baked goods.

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Goodwill Industries

Oct 6, 2014

When his poor worshipers refused charity, this entrepreneurial pastor invented a way to give them jobs – a non-profit organization whose business model pays for itself: Goodwill Industries.

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Costco

Sep 29, 2014

During a 1983 trip to France, lawyer Jeff Brotman saw ‘hypermarkets,’ a combination of discount supermarkets and department stores. Why not build a store where small business people could pick up everything at one location: office supplies, electronics, and food?

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Manpower

Sep 21, 2014

When a law firm whose secretary was ill barely got a legal brief to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in time — its partners got an idea. Why not create a side business offering companies temporary employees?