Great Minds in Business

How This 'Shark Tank' Contestant Found Love -- and Wealth -- By Spray Painting His Dog
When Abe Geary proposed to his girlfriend by painting the words 'Marry me?' on the side of his brother's white boxer, a venture now known as PetPaint was born.

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Visionary Entrepreneurs

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

In 1994, Jeff Bezos was already what many would consider extremely successful. The youngest-ever senior vice president at Wall Street investment banker D.E. Shaw & Co.
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

The queen of talk didn't let sexual abuse, poverty or racism hold her back. She's a media mogul with a soft spot for people and a penchant for following her instincts.
Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons didn't invent rap. But he did play a leading role in the music's astonishing success.
Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc

When Ray Kroc was a child, his father took him to a phrenologist--a practitioner who claimed he could predict the future by reading the bumps on a person's head.
Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

In 1978, when co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank stated that they wanted to make The Home Depot the Sears Roebuck of the home-improvement industry, a lot of people laughed at them.

Einstein & Business

Unleash Your Inner Einstein

His accomplishments are inspiring, but it's his methods that are truly legendary.

How to Bring Your Idea to Market

Don't let your inspiration wither away. Find out how to take a concept and turn it into a saleable product that consumers crave.

10 Habits Einstein and Successful Entrepreneurs Share

You don't have to be a theoretical physicist to share a few character traits with Albert Einstein. Heck, you don't even have to know what theoretical physics means.

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