Inspiring

John Lee Cronin

John Cronin was born with Down Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes learning disabilities and developmental delays. But that has not stopped him from gaining major...
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Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber for 19 years before she discovered that she was paid far less for the same work as...
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Eric Yuan

Eric Yuan got into collaboration technology for personal reasons. When he was dating his now-wife in his native China, he would take 10-hour train rides from...
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Ali O’Grady

ounder of Thoughtful Human, Ali O’Grady started a greeting card line that puts meaningful prose and illustrations into cards, but most importantly, into the hands and...
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Miriam Brafman

As a designer, Miriam Brafman initially considered starting a design business, or perhaps an e-commerce site. But when she looked for a vendor who could provide...
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Scott Forstall

In 1992, Scott Forstall had just gotten his graduate degree, and lined up interviews with two big tech companies: Microsoft, where he had previously been an...
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Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins, then 22 and a university drop-out had flown all the way from her home in Perth, Australia, to Palo Alto, California, for the meeting...
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Q May Chen

Taiwanese woman Q May Chen was given an devastating diagnosis: she had stage 4 breast cancer. This information was particularly heartbreaking for the 29-year-old, as she had triumphantly beat...
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Sara Blakely

Before she became the billionaire founder of shapewear company Spanx, Sara Blakely failed a lot. – She didn’t make it as a standup comedian. She couldn’t become a lawyer...
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Sophia Amoruso

A misfit who grew up hating school, Sophia Amoruso left home at 17, intent on a life of anarchy and getting by for free. She says...
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