I'm inspired by founders who are changing the way we buy, sell, and think, which is why I joined Shopify Studios, advocated to cover changemakers and launched Founder Stories. Being an entrepreneur can be tough, with great ideas hard to come by. A rare few have found success overnight, and some have gleaned insight from interviews with the former U.S. secretary of commerce, Penny Pritzker, or investors such as Mark Cuban.

I've most enjoyed speaking with founders who are masters of their craft, such as these toy inventors and this efficiency expert who teaches restaurants clever ways to cut costs.