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Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy
Celebrities

Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy

The star stealthily filed trademark applications for certain lyrical stylings from her latest album, '1989.'
Geoff Weiss
Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts
Insurance

Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts

Celebrity endorsements work when stars behave. Not when they go off the rails on the crazy train. Now AIG wants to come to the rescue with a way for businesses that dance with the stars to cover their butts.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack
Fashion

Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack

The headwear entrepreneur, whose eponymous line of SoCal-leaning merchandise is one of the hottest lifestyle brands on the youth market, has always been something of a natural born hustler.
Geoff Weiss
What Biggie Smalls's Accountant Taught Me About Life
Inspiration

What Biggie Smalls's Accountant Taught Me About Life

The 'Accountant to the Stars' had a big impact on me with just a few words.
Andrew Medal
Why Does Bill Cosby Keep Coming to Work?
Entrepreneur Mindset

Why Does Bill Cosby Keep Coming to Work?

The pilloried comedian has continued performing despite numerous allegations of sexual abuse.
Gene Marks
How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum
YouTube

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

In the pantheon of viral videos, Rebecca Black's 'Friday' may be among the most notorious. Here's how the teen star has parlayed her explosive success.
Geoff Weiss
With Obama Interviews, Three YouTube Stars Are About to Get a Lot More Famous
Celebrities

With Obama Interviews, Three YouTube Stars Are About to Get a Lot More Famous

Bethany Mota, GloZell and Hank Green will host one-on-one interviews with the president next week following his State of the Union address.
Geoff Weiss
Randi Zuckerberg's Simple Secret for Juggling Career and Kids
Productivity

Randi Zuckerberg's Simple Secret for Juggling Career and Kids

The media maven offers a candid look at her 'lopsided' life as a working mother and explains how she prioritizes her time.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Marissa Mayer 'Balked' at Hiring Gwyneth Paltrow for Yahoo Food Because She Didn't Graduate From College
Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer 'Balked' at Hiring Gwyneth Paltrow for Yahoo Food Because She Didn't Graduate From College

In developing Yahoo's myriad tech products, Mayer obsessively references data and metrics. In honing the company's media strategies, however, she prefers to go with her gut.
Geoff Weiss
How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold
YouTube

How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold

Brand partnerships can be a goldmine for today's biggest YouTubers. But 22-year-old Connor Franta, who boasts a digital footprint of 5 million followers, would much rather build brands of his own.
Geoff Weiss
Dr. Dre Inspires Amazing Hanukkah Gift: The Dr. Dreidel
Toys; Games

Dr. Dre Inspires Amazing Hanukkah Gift: The Dr. Dreidel

The toy comes straight out of San Francisco, giving some California love to the rapper and to Jewish people everywhere.
Carly Okyle
How Tony Hawk Skated Past Rookie Business Mistakes on His Ride to Success
Celebrities

How Tony Hawk Skated Past Rookie Business Mistakes on His Ride to Success

The legendary skateboarder describes his early entrepreneurial wipeouts and the hard lessons he learned from them.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Lessons Leaders Can Learn From the Sony Hacking Scandal
Sony

5 Lessons Leaders Can Learn From the Sony Hacking Scandal

Professionals in any industry can learn from the most dramatic story to come out of Hollywood in years.
Carly Okyle
Just-Launched 'Robinhood' App Allows Users to Buy and Sell Stocks for Free
Stocks

Just-Launched 'Robinhood' App Allows Users to Buy and Sell Stocks for Free

The stock market is the latest industry to be democratized by the startup sphere.
Geoff Weiss