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Ed Koch and the Art of Personal Branding

Ed Koch and the Art of Personal Branding

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A timeline of the life of Edward Koch, former mayor of New York, who passed away today in New York.
February 1, 2013 in Profiles
Teaching Girls to Code

Teaching Girls to Code

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A failed congressional campaign inspired Reshma Saujani to launch Girls Who Code, a non-profit that seeks to address the gender gap in technology.
February 1, 2013 in Profiles
Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

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Virgin's visionary founder opens up about taking chances, making mistakes and why stumbling is an essential part of entrepreneurship.
January 21, 2013 in Profiles
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

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John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
January 21, 2013 in Profiles
5 Companies to Watch in the Silicon Prairie

5 Companies to Watch in the Silicon Prairie

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Who says tech startups can't succeed outside Silicon Valley? Check out these new companies that are on the rise in Middle America.
January 19, 2013 in Profiles
Barbara Corcoran on Risk-Taking, Failure and How to Get Back UpPlay Video

Barbara Corcoran on Risk-Taking, Failure and How to Get Back Up (Video)

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The multimillionaire shares her journey to success with attendees of Entrepreneur's recent Growth Conference.
January 16, 2013 in Profiles
College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

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A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.
January 12, 2013 in Profiles
Photographers Refocus on New Ventures

Photographers Refocus on New Ventures

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The line has long blurred between the amateur and professional photographer. Here, three former pro photographers who saw the changes coming early on and reinvented themselves with successful startups.
January 8, 2013 in Profiles
How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

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Ryan Barr, founder of WhippingPost.com, makes durable leather goods for musicians, including a "picker's wallet" with a dedicated stitched pocket for a guitar pick.
December 29, 2012 in Profiles
Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

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The online recommendation engine and shopping site FashioningChange.com directs shoppers to "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" alternatives for men's and women's apparel and accessories.
December 23, 2012 in Profiles
For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of DreamsPlay Video

For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of Dreams (Video)

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As part of our Thought Leaders series focusing on inspiration, we interview Dr. Joan Fallon at Yankee Stadium -- a place that she says renews her passion for work.
December 19, 2012 in Profiles
2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

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Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
December 18, 2012 in Profiles
Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

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The event organization platform tickets everything from local cooking classes to stops on the Vans Warped Tour. The secret to its success? Tapping into the zeitgeist.
December 11, 2012 in Profiles
Women to Watch 2013

Women to Watch 2013

December 4, 2012 in Profiles
Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top

Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top

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A look back on the life one of the world's most famous salesmen -- a man who inspired millions with his straight-talking, positive words of wisdom.
November 29, 2012 in Profiles
John McAfee, From Tech Pioneer to Murder Suspect

John McAfee, From Tech Pioneer to Murder Suspect

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A timeline of the unique life and career of tech millionaire John McAfee, now wanted in connection with a murder in Central America.
November 21, 2012 in Profiles
Finding Inspiration in New York's SkylinePlay Video

Finding Inspiration in New York's Skyline (Video)

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Serial entrepreneur Asheesh Advani takes in Empire State Building views while working on his latest startup, Covestor.
November 20, 2012 in Profiles
Smile Squared Donates Toothbrushes to Children in Need

Smile Squared Donates Toothbrushes to Children in Need

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A buy-one-give-one program brightens the smiles of kids in living in poverty around the world.
November 7, 2012 in Profiles
Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

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Steve Case emerged from the most maligned merger in American business history to become one of the nation's leading proponents of entrepreneurship.
October 23, 2012 in Profiles
A Beer Veteran Tries His Hand at Cider

A Beer Veteran Tries His Hand at Cider

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Brewmaster Gregory Hall brings 'advanced' cider to the U.S.
September 29, 2012 in Profiles
How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

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From illustrated fantasy to business reality, see how these young treps learned stiff business lessons, care of their children's-book author dad.
September 27, 2012 in Profiles
Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

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This social-discovery app co-founder may only be 20 years old, but he has the venture backing of someone twice his age. Here, we ask him to expand on his top entrepreneurial challenges and key drivers.
September 25, 2012 in Profiles
Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

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Justin Gold founded his organic nut butter company after his roommates couldn't stop eating his homemade creations. His commitment to healthy foods makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
September 15, 2012 in Profiles
Spotlight: Acucela's Ryo Kubota, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Spotlight: Acucela's Ryo Kubota, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

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Ryo Kubora performed nearly a thousand eye surgeries and discovered the gene that causes glaucoma, before starting his biotech company, Acucela. His innovation in the field of eye diseases makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
September 14, 2012 in Profiles
Spotlight: Sentek Global's Eric Basu, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Spotlight: Sentek Global's Eric Basu, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

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Former Navy Seal Eric Basu founded his cybersecurity company Sentek Global in 2001 while working from his living room. His determination makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
September 13, 2012 in Profiles
Spotlight: Adafruit Industries' Limor Fried, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Spotlight: Adafruit Industries' Limor Fried, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

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Limor Fried created her open-source hardware and electronics company, Adafruit Industries, in her MIT dorm room. The story of how she grew her business makes her a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
September 12, 2012 in Profiles
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