An injured Kurdish defender recounts fighting against the jihadists, including seeing decapitated villagers and evidence of drug use
Companies have sweeping discretion to effectively regulate what their workers do outside of work, including running for elected office
Some reformers of Social Security focus on squeezing more money out of working Americans and their employers. Why not focus on incentives to keep older Americans working?
The health network has genetic data on more than 210,000 members
New tapes provide an unprecedented look into how bank examiners defer to the banks they are supposed to police
A handful of companies in the U.S. still paint large-scale, photorealistic advertisements
A developer builds an over-the-top mansion and waits for a buyer
MBAs will explore the artist and national treasure's marketing strategy in an upcoming case study
To address environmental and quality of life concerns, Bruges has approved a pipeline connecting De Halve Maan brewery to its bottling facility
Founders: Ron Gonen and Patrick Fitzgerald
VC Investment over the last four quarters: $30 million
Founded in 2004 by Columbia Business School grad Ron Gonen, RecycleBank is a recycling system designed for municipalities that rewards people for recycling with points that can be redeemed at retailers. The company, which has raised a total of $45 million, contracts with cities and towns to set up systems to collect and track recycling. Currently running in 15 states and dozens of cities from Alexandria, Va., to Albuquerque, N.M., RecycleBank makes money by taking a cut of the savings municipalities realize by reducing the amount of waste they send to landfills. With local government looking to save during the downturn, Gonen calls it a "unique time in our growth curve."
Key to startup success: "The most important thing, more important than price, valuation, or EBITDA, is the quality and character of the person with whom you are doing business."