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Nine years after winning four silvers and a gold in gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics, Shawn Johnson East is joining the investor team on CNBC's Adventure Capitalist. In the meantime, she's released a memoir and YA novel; won an ESPY and a Teen Choice Award; and competed in Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice, and a charity episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? We asked her how she gets it all done.

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Cal Henderson is the co-founder and CTO of Slack, the leading workplace messaging platform, which Henderson's team invented while trying to build an online game called Glitch. That wasn't the first time Henderson and his Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield set out to build a game and ended up with a startup. In the early 2000s, Henderson joined Butterfield's team to build Game Neverending, which spawned the photo-sharing site Flickr. He's been programming (and blogging at iamcal.com) for 15 years.

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Jet.com president Liza Landsman was recently promoted from her role as Jet's Chief Customer Officer. She previously worked in executive roles at Etrade, BlackRock and Citigroup. She's also on the board of directors of GO! Project, a New York City-based foundation that provides educational opportunities for children in need. We asked her how she gets her work done.

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As editor-in-chief of 99U, Adobe's publication for creative professionals, Matt McCue oversees stories about topics such as client work, storytelling and productivity, and involving creatives from the worlds of art, design, advertising, music, tech and media. In addition to 99U, he's written for outlets such as Fortune, Fast Company, GQ and ESPN. We asked him about his own creative work.

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In 2004, Orbitz alumnus Steve Hafner co-founded Kayak and fixed the aggravating process of shopping for aeroplane tickets. As Kayak's CEO, he managed the company through an IPO in 2012 and its $US2.1 billion ($2.7 billion) acquisition by The Priceline Group in 2013. We asked him how he gets his work done.

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Matthew Glotzbach is the CEO of Quizlet, the learning app that uses flashcards, games and tests to teach thousands of subjects. He joined Quizlet from 12 years at Google, where he was most recently VP Product Management at YouTube. Prior to YouTube, he was on the founding team of Google Apps and lead product for Google Apps for Education. Matt studied mechanical engineering at Cornell and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We asked him how he runs his company and his life.

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Together with Vlad Tenev, second-generation American Baiju Bhatt founded the stock brokerage service Robinhood, which lets users trade public stocks from their mobile devices without paying a commission or maintaining a minimum balance. Their app has over two million users. Baiju started Robinhood, his third company with Vlad, when he was just 27. Here's how he works.

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Marc Roger's career spans more than 20 years, including a decade managing security for the UK operator Vodafone. He's been a CISO in South Korea and co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. He's been hacking since the '80s and is now a white-hat hacker as well as the Head of Security for Cloudflare. In his role as technical adviser on Mr Robot, he helped create hacks for the show. And as if that's not enough, he also organises the world's largest hacking conference. We caught up with Marc to find out how he works.

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Katia Beauchamp is the co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, the beauty e-commerce site and product-sample subscription box service. Since its inception in 2010, Birchbox has gained more than one million subscribers globally, and four million total customers. Fashionista.com calls Birchbox the "indisputable OG of the beauty subscription box phenomenon". Katia lives in NYC with her husband and twin boys. This is how she works.

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Basecamp is a web-based project management tool, and like so many other software tools and startups before it, the creators of Basecamp made it for themselves. They just needed a decent way to manage projects and collaborations. It just happens that other people want to use it too.

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Todoist is an old contender among to-do list managers, helping people corral their work into manageable tasks for almost a decade. It's grown into a cross-platform tool that can be used for collaboration and project management, but was created simply because Amir Salihefendic needed a way to keep track of his work.

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Building something as complex as a car is an expansive collaborative effort calling on people with diverse backgrounds. There are, of course, the engineers designing the actual mechanics, but there are also the aesthetic and tactile elements that affect how you experience the car, each carefully chosen by designers.