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How I Built This

The Tonight Show & Electric Hot Dog: Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon may talk like a comedian, but he thinks like a restless entrepreneur. In...

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HIBT Lab! The Sorry Girls: Kelsey MacDermaid and Becky Wright

YouTubers Kelsey MacDermaid and Becky Wright – better known as The Sorry Girls – have...

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Affirm: Max Levchin (Part 2 of 2)

After PayPal sold to eBay in 2002, Max Levchin could have relaxed on a beach for the rest of his...

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HIBT Lab! Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company: Mark Cuban

Serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban was one of the very first guests on How I Built This, way back in...

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PayPal: Max Levchin (Part 1 of 2)

During its formative years in the late 1990's, Paypal attracted an extraordinary group of young...

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HIBT Lab! Google: Sundar Pichai

Drive. Docs. Chrome. Maps. Gmail. Android. What do these products have in common? Of course,...

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Pitchfork: Ryan Schreiber

While working at his local record store at age 20, Ryan Schreiber dreamt that his scrappy music...

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HIBT Lab! Wildtype: Aryé Elfenbein and Justin Kolbeck

When Aryé Elfenbein and Justin Kolbeck met in 2011, they had no intention of starting a business....

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Houzz: Adi Tatarko

When Adi Tartako and her husband started the home design and renovation website Houzz in 2009,...

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HIBT Lab! Burn Rate: Andy Dunn

From the outside, it seemed like Andy Dunn was living the dream. His menswear company, Bonobos,...

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Nature’s Path: Arran and Ratana Stephens

Starting a business with your spouse can either bring you closer together or tear you apart. For...

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HIBT Lab! Stolen Focus: Johann Hari

Like so many of us, author Johann Hari noticed that the more time he spent looking at screens and...

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HIBT Lab! UNLESS Collective: Eric Liedtke

Eric Liedtke spent 26 years at Adidas, working his way up from an entry level position to...

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HIBT Lab! ClassPass: Payal Kadakia

When Payal Kadakia first appeared on How I Built This in June of 2020, the future of ClassPass, a...

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Introducing Business Wars: Häagen-Dazs vs. Ben & Jerry's

In business, competition is the key to success. Every product you own, from the shoes on your...

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PODS & Red Rover: Pete Warhurst

Pete Warhurst probably would not have picked “entrepreneur” as a career when he was...

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HIBT Lab! Blogilates: Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho is the face of Blogilates, best known for its free online workout videos which have...

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Strava: Mark Gainey and Michael Horvath

Mark Gainey and Michael Horvath were two friends from college with a good idea and bad timing: in...

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HIBT Lab! Armbrust American: Lloyd Armbrust

Lloyd Armbrust spent the bulk of his career in newspaper operations and advertising...until early...

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Raising Cane's: Todd Graves

By his early 20s, Todd Graves knew exactly what he wanted to do—open a restaurant near...

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