Zenni Optical

Michael Tchong

A conversation about innovation inevitably sparks visions of Apple, AirBnB or Uber. However, there are many unsung heroes who practice the art of efficiency innovation extremely well. In prescription eyewear retailing, Zenni Optical has carved a sterling reputation for itself. While many think of Warby Parker when discussing eyeglasses innovation, if you want to save a bundle and receive your …

Tony Hsieh’s Big Las Vegas Vision

Michael Tchong

When it comes to big ideas, it’s not surprising to find Zappos.com co-founder and CEO, Tony Hsieh, outlining Las Vegas’ innovative future. Where others see emptiness amid a 1.5-square mile stretch of land, Hsieh sees innovation. In fact, he’s so certain of his vision that he plans to invigorate the startup culture to the tune of $350 million. His idea …