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10 Memorable Quotes from Pop Legend David Bowie
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10 Memorable Quotes from Pop Legend David Bowie

Take a look back at some of the wisdom the iconic artist leaves behind.
Nina Zipkin
North Face Co-Founder Douglas Tompkins, 72, Dies in Kayaking Accident
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North Face Co-Founder Douglas Tompkins, 72, Dies in Kayaking Accident

Tompkins also co-founded Esprit, but turned his back on the business world in the 1990s to focus on his conservation efforts.
Laura Entis
Remembering Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma
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Remembering Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma

Not everyone can say they changed the face of American cooking.
Laura Entis
Remembering George Mueller, the 'Father of the Space Shuttle'
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Remembering George Mueller, the 'Father of the Space Shuttle'

The trailblazing electrical engineer who played a pivotal role in landing men on the moon died last week. He was 97.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship
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What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship

Irwin Schiff's wrongheaded pursuit of fighting federal taxes left a lasting legacy for modern business owners.
Ray Hennessey
Bagel-Machine Inventor Daniel Thompson Dies at 94
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Bagel-Machine Inventor Daniel Thompson Dies at 94

A serial inventor, Thompson both popularized and transformed the bagel.
Laura Entis
What the Death of My Teacher and Friend Taught Me About Mentorship
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What the Death of My Teacher and Friend Taught Me About Mentorship

You never really lose a truly good mentor, even when you lose a truly good friend.
Ray Hennessey
Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91
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Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91

The intrepid Ohio entrepreneur convinced 'Joltin Joe' DiMaggio to stump for Mr. Coffee, even though the legendary centerfielder never touched the stuff it brewed.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Josh Greenberg, Co-Founder of Shuttered Music Service Grooveshark, Dead at 28
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Josh Greenberg, Co-Founder of Shuttered Music Service Grooveshark, Dead at 28

While Greenberg's death arrives on the heels of his company's closure due to a four-year legal war, police found no evidence of foul play or suicide.
Geoff Weiss
Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80
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Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

Burt's Bees, famous for its lip balm, got its start after Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984.
Laura Entis
Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies
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Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.
Carly Okyle
Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Died After Hotel Gym Accident
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Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Died After Hotel Gym Accident

A memorial service for the SurveyMonkey CEO will be held today at Stanford University.
Dave Goldberg, Entrepreneur and Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Dies at 47
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Dave Goldberg, Entrepreneur and Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Dies at 47

Goldberg and Sandberg married in 2004 and had two children.
Lauren Covello
Weight Watchers Founder, Who Turned Her Personal Struggle Into an Empire, Dies at 91
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Weight Watchers Founder, Who Turned Her Personal Struggle Into an Empire, Dies at 91

The company, inspired by Jean Nidetch's own weight loss struggles, went public in 1968 and was purchased by Heinz for $71 million a decade later.
Geoff Weiss