| Nov 24, 2013
Veteran Chicago entrepreneur Howard Tullman says starting an online company at 1871 should be like joining the Marines.
And this hard-charging style, Tullman said, will define how he runs the city's marquee hub and co-working space for Internet startups...
| Nov 21, 2013
At the current rate, women will achieve equal representation in the boardrooms and executive ranks of Chicago's largest companies in 2084.
Or 71 years from now.
That glacial pace of change is the key finding of The Chicago Network's 2013 census...
| Oct 31, 2013
Black Lincoln SUVs and Town Cars lined up outside the Harris Theater on Tuesday as men in gray suits filled the seats inside.
That visually describes Invest for Kids, a $1,000-per-ticket annual charity event in which a flood of Chicago finance guys...
| Oct 27, 2013
John Rogers Jr. Richard Driehaus. Ralph Wanger.
If you do business in Chicago, their names should be familiar. People have entrusted each of them with billions of dollars. They even might have managed your money without your ever knowing it. (If one...
| Oct 24, 2013
Tuesday's March on Springfield for Marriage Equality brought an estimated 3,000 supporters to the Capitol grounds
But the effort landed only one "corporate sponsor": travel company Orbitz, according to organizers. And march founder Tracy Baim, publisher...
| Oct 20, 2013
Within a few months in 2001, Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky's net worth had soared from zero to $70 million and then plummeted back to zero again.
"People were knocking on my door late at night with subpoenas and lawsuits," Lefkofsky said. "I found myself...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The sales pitch started the moment I opened the glass door and stepped off the sidewalk.
"Cubs welcome (the) Chicago Tribune and Melissa Harris." The words scrolled across a 7-foot-long replica of the iconic Wrigley Field welcome sign.
"People love to...
| Oct 3, 2013
A little more than a year ago, New York magazine published a "rulebook" for how to make it in "the new art world."
Rule No. 4: "Be Young, Post-Black, and From Chicago." And there was Chicagoan Theaster Gates, exhibit A, on the cover of ArtReview....
| Sep 29, 2013
When a Big Ten basketball coach agrees to address a ballroom full of bankruptcy experts, that's saying something.
And rookie Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins' speech Friday before the Turnaround Management Association's Chicago/Midwest...
| Sep 5, 2013
Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto this week has launched her first clothing line since 2010. It's on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding website.
"There's a lot of liberating elements to doing it this way," she said. "Because I get really close to my...
| Sep 15, 2013
Two of Chicago's most prominent entrepreneurs, Brad Keywell and Glen Tullman, are going into business together.
The company will be called Zest Health. It will be a joint venture of their respective investment firms, Lightbank and 7wire Ventures.
| Aug 9, 2013
British drummer Martin Atkins came to Chicago to chase down a local concert promoter who owed his band $5,000 and wound up staying.
So it should be no surprise that Atkins, 54, has written a book titled, "Welcome to the Music Business ... You're F-----....