“We’re optimizing for happiness,” declares Tom Preston-Werner, CEO of GitHub. “We’re not doing this just for the money.” If you’ve never heard of GitHub, you should--and you will. One of our Most Innovative Companies for 2013, GitHub occupies a key place in the world of open-source software development.
Ari Emanuel is perhaps the most powerful single figure in Hollywood. Known for his blunt candor, the co-CEO of talent agency William Morris Endeavor (immortalized by the character Ari Gold in HBO's Entourage) insists that the traditional media business is still great, spectacular even. "Are you asking if we like money?" he shoots back at one point, during a conversation alongside co-CEO Patrick Whitesell. "Is that the question? Are you in Hollywood?"