Michael Dubin: Fast facts

Early investor in Dollar Shave Club on $1B acquisition
Early investor in Dollar Shave Club on $1B acquisition

Occupation: CEO and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club, a subscription razor service

Best-known for: Building a successful startup out of a viral ad campaign

Dubin started Dollar Shave Club in 2012 with a simple concept and a vulgar tagline. "Our blades are f--king great," he says, straight-faced, in the company's first ad. It went on to become a viral sensation that has garnered more than 23 million YouTube views to date.

In July, Unilever (UL) announced it would buy Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion.

Dubin retained a stake in the company and remains at its helm as it expands its offering of men's care products.

Here's a sample of what Michael Dubin is reading this week (to see more, add "The Big Idea" stream on the CNN MoneyStream app)

- Your team's time management problem might actually be a focus problem (Harvard Business Review)
- The future of not working: Will a universal income be the answer to automation? (New York Times Magazine)
- Conscious consumerism is a lie. (Quartz)
- The three simple rules of managing top talent (Harvard Business Review)

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