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The Founder of Essie Reflects on the Evolution of Her Iconic Nail Polish Brand
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The Founder of Essie Reflects on the Evolution of Her Iconic Nail Polish Brand

The cosmetics company founder Essie Weingarten reflects on the obstacles and triumphs of growing a business.
Nina Zipkin
MailChimp's Founder on How to Get Your Business from 'Startup to Grown Up'
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MailChimp's Founder on How to Get Your Business from 'Startup to Grown Up'

Ben Chestnut, the email-marketing service's co-founder and CEO, lays out the philosophy that influences every part of his company.
Nina Zipkin
Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec: In Business, Don't Forget That 'The Sun Always Rises Tomorrow'
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Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec: In Business, Don't Forget That 'The Sun Always Rises Tomorrow'

The tech entrepreneur and investor explain how he keeps anxiety at bay and his eye on the prize.
Nina Zipkin
Stripe Co-Founder on How He Could Have Scaled Faster
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Stripe Co-Founder on How He Could Have Scaled Faster

For our 'If I Knew Then' Series, the CEO and co-founder of mobile-payment system Stripe discusses the importance of structure, benefits of working with family and finding product-market fit.
Nina Zipkin
Steve Case: 'The Team You Build Will Define the Company You Build'
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Steve Case: 'The Team You Build Will Define the Company You Build'

The co-founder and former CEO of AOL believes success is found through collaboration.
Nina Zipkin
Biz Stone to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If You're Not Emotionally Invested, Don't Do It
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Biz Stone to Aspiring Entrepreneurs: If You're Not Emotionally Invested, Don't Do It

For our series, 'If I Knew Then,' the Twitter co-founder and Jelly Industries CEO says that while success isn't guaranteed with emotional investment, you're more likely to fail without it.
Nina Zipkin
This Entrepreneur Sold His Company to AOL and Bought It Back Two Years Later. Here's What He Learned.
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This Entrepreneur Sold His Company to AOL and Bought It Back Two Years Later. Here's What He Learned.

Venture capitalist and About.me CEO Tony Conrad shares his thoughts on making tough choices.
Nina Zipkin
One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help
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One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.
Nina Zipkin
TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'
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TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good.
Nina Zipkin
One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It
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One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.
Nina Zipkin
Peter Thiel on Competition, Brainwashing and Forging Your Own Path
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Peter Thiel on Competition, Brainwashing and Forging Your Own Path

The controversial innovator and member of the 'PayPal mafia' talks about competition, the advantages young entrepreneurs have, what he is glad he didn't know when starting up.
Nina Zipkin
Steve Blank: 'Entrepreneurship is a Calling, Not a Job.'
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Steve Blank: 'Entrepreneurship is a Calling, Not a Job.'

For our 'If I Knew Then, What I Know Now' series, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank discusses the importance of following your passion, the importance of family and the legacy he hopes to leave behind for future entrepreneurs.
Nina Zipkin
Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.
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Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.

The media mogul took a scary wake-up call and channeled it into a new lease on life -- one with a lot less stress and anxiety.
Nina Zipkin
Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'
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Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones.
Nina Zipkin