While pursuing his MBA at UCLA, Kawasaki worked for a fine jewelry manufacturer. There was gold to be found of course, but also golden lessons on trust, evangelizing your product, and how to build a sterling career in tech. (Note: Jobs-inspired fear didn't hurt.)
Author, gamer, and play evangelist Jane McGonigal wants us all to have more fun at work, and says that looking at pictures of baby animals makes us happier and more productive. Procrastinators, rejoice!
Former Wired editor Chris Anderson has started more than one business--from blogs to 3-D Robotics--in attempts to interest his children. While they remain mostly unimpressed, the rest of the world is buying into his vision.
Before you ever "Liked" a single thing on Facebook, Lane Merrifield was busy building Club Penguin into a hugely popular social site for kids, which Disney snapped up for $350 million. With his new venture, he's trying to develop a healthier work, life balance. Trying.
Author Maynard Webb, Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih, TV personality Amber Mac, Knodes CEO Ron J. Williams, Percolate co-founder Noah Brier, and Girls in Tech CMO Kate Brodock discuss with readers as our salon series continues.