Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines co-founder and former CEO

Southwest Airlines founder Herbert Kelleher dies at age 87

Pam Francis | Getty Images Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines co-founder and former CEO Southwest Airlines founder and chairman emeritus Herbert D. Kelleher passed away on Thursday at the age of 87, the company announced. “Herb was a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator,” the company said in a statement. “His vision revolutionized commercial aviation and […]

The Dots founder on keeping employees happy

The Dots founder on keeping employees happy

According to Jamieson, who set up the network for creative professionals in 2014, a positive environment can entice workers to stay for longer — even if the pay isn’t as high as a competitor’s offer. “What I found is that happiness and productivity are completely correlated. So, if people are happy in your business, they […]

Renaud Laplanche, CEO and founder of Lending Club.

LendingClub founder talks about avoiding past mistakes at Upgrade

More than two years after his ouster from LendingClub, Renaud Laplanche still owns millions of dollars worth of stock in the company he created, even though he’s since started a rival online lender that’s rapidly growing. “I still very much believe in the company and the people who work there,” Laplanche told CNBC. For his […]

Barstool Sports founder and CEO discuss company's Yelp-like pizza app

Barstool Sports founder and CEO discuss company’s Yelp-like pizza app

It all started with a slice and a camera. At least that’s how Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini describes the birth of One Bite, her company’s pizza-reviewing app that has seen a meteoric rise since Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy started casually reviewing pizza parlors. “Dave likes to talk about pizza, so that’s really where […]