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Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

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He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.
February 1, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Video: Limor Fried on Making DIY Look EasyPlay Video

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy (Video)

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The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 2012.
January 25, 2013 in Success Stories
Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried

Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried

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Adafruit's innovative DIY open-source electronic hardware kits make founder Limor Fried our Entrepreneur of 2012.
December 18, 2012 in Success Stories
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
Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

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While corporate-owned multiplexes have faced declining attendance, one indie theater chain is bucking the trend.
October 16, 2012 in Growth Strategies
How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

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Jeffrey Phillips, co-founder of OVO, an innovation consulting firm, shares how any company can create a more innovative environment.
October 11, 2012 in Innovation
Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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Put your business idea to the test with Barbara Corcoran's tips for how to pitch your business idea.
October 9, 2012 in Business Ideas
Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

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With major clients like Microsoft and CBS Sports, Chaotic Moon app studio makes it big.
August 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneur Challenges the Way Americans Think About Their Cellphones

Young Entrepreneur Challenges the Way Americans Think About Their Cellphones

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A Pakistani immigrant takes on the U.S. cell phone service model.
August 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

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A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

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How the device manufacturer is building a following by enhancing users' workouts through gaming and community-building.
July 28, 2012 in Success Stories
Leaving Wall Street for Wine Country

Leaving Wall Street for Wine Country

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Jamie Kutch chucked a lucrative job to pursue his dream, becoming one of California's most respected vintners. Here's how one entrepreneur changed careers in midstream.
May 22, 2012 in Success Stories
BlogFrog and the Power of Moms

BlogFrog and the Power of Moms

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BlogFrog is capitalizing on the massive influence of mom bloggers with its brand-sponsored conversations and communities. The network's agency clients and star writers are also reaping rewards. But as the line between editorial and advertising blurs, is authenticity getting left behind?
March 21, 2012 in Innovation
How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

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The trailblazing entrepreneur followed up a disastrous collaboration by launching a new company, a showcase for innovative racing bikes. But can it get the funding it needs?
February 21, 2012 in Profiles
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

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Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
January 24, 2012 in Profiles
How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

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The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
November 22, 2011 in Profiles
Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

Steve Jobs and the Seven Rules of Success

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Any of us can adopt these principles to unleash our 'inner Steve Jobs.'
October 14, 2011 in The 'Treps
Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

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Reactions to news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs emerged within hours from his competitors, fellow entrepreneurs and others influenced by his work and life.
October 6, 2011 in Innovation
Video: Quirky's Ben Kaufman on InnovationPlay Video

Quirky's Ben Kaufman on Innovation (Video)

Meet the founder of Quirky, a crowdsourced product-development company. Its mission is "to make invention accessible." Its goal: to invent two new consumer products a week. He shares his views on creativity and starting up as part of our Innovators series.
September 12, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

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Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.
August 31, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott HamlinPlay Video

The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin (Video)

Co-founder of an upcycled clothing and accessories maker describes a new frontier for product innovations.
August 30, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara BlakelyPlay Video

The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara Blakely (Video)

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how she turned her invention into a household name.
August 24, 2011 in The 'Treps
Video: The Innovators: The Orchard's Richard GottehrerPlay Video

The Innovators: The Orchard's Richard Gottehrer (Video)

The co-founder of a successful music distributor for independent artists talks about staying nimble in a fast-changing industry.
August 2, 2011 in Innovation
Video: The Innovators: Shopkick's Cyriac RoedingPlay Video

The Innovators: Shopkick's Cyriac Roeding (Video)

The co-founder of a breakthrough app for retail rewards talks about what it takes to build an innovative company.
August 1, 2011 in Innovation
Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

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At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor.
July 26, 2011 in Inventing

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