Joe Keohane

Joe Keohane

Entrepreneur Staff
Author of the book "The Power of Strangers"

Joe Keohane is the author of the book The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World. He is a journalist based in New York, and was formerly the executive editor of Entrepreneur magazine.

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How to Become a Master at Talking to Strangers

Entrepreneurs must become experts at connecting with anyone-and with a few simple strategies, you can. Here's what happened when I tried them myself.

After Having a 'Hell of a Year,' This Entrepreneur Rewarded Himself With the Car He Wanted, Not the Car He Needed

'Anyone who says money can't buy happiness has clearly never driven my car,' says Steven Sashen, CEO and co-founder of Xero Shoes.

His Company Is Growing 300 Percent a Year -- Because He Took Jobs He Wasn't Fully Prepared For

If you're willing, agile, attuned to the market and ready to learn, there's never a wrong time to change your business plan.

Picture Perfect: After Finding Success, This Founder Shares Why She Splurged on an Iconic Photo of Faye Dunaway

The founder of beauty brand Rodial explains why a famous picture of the actress inspired her on her entrepreneurial journey.

Why Rapper-Turned-Entrepreneur T.I. Says a Hustler Needs to Be Patient

The Atlanta rap star is now into everything from TV to real estate -- and learning important lessons along the way.

How This Entrepreneur Repaid His Most Valuable Employee: His Mom

An entrepreneur's mom worked for him for years -- without a salary. When he finally made it, he wanted to give her something she'd love.

This Entrepreneur Shares How He Sold the Product That Everyone Said Was Impossible

When Eric Korman told everyone he wanted to sell perfume online, everyone thought he was crazy. He ended up proving them wrong.

How This Company Went From $10,000 in the Bank to a Baby-Care Empire Sold in 30,000 Stores

Fridababy became a baby-care juggernaut by first importing products to the U.S. that new mothers didn't know they needed.

How This Entrepreneur Turned a Lowbrow Product Into a Luxurious One

After setting aside his music career, Sean Dowdell wanted to start his own tattoo parlor, but he needed to find a way to make a traditionally lowbrow product appeal to a high-end, but still edgy, audience.

This Entrepreneur's First Gift to Himself: a Huge House on the Shore

Check out a family home two and a half decades in the making.

The Director Behind the Ocean Eleven's Franchise Shares How His Storytelling Skills Helped Build His Liquor Startup

Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh is trying to turn an obscure Bolivian spirit into a hot company.

How One of America's Most Beloved Toy Makers Rebounded From Near Death

Wham-O created the Frisbee, Slip 'N Slide and more. Then it fell into disrepair -- until a new leader came along.

How Transparent Is Too Transparent?

After losing the company's most important client, a founder explains how he broke the bad news to his team -- and what happened next.

Actor Terry Crews Talks About the Exhilarating Terror of Entrepreneurship

What Terry Crews -- former NFL player, artist, actor, author and now celebrated furniture designer -- has learned about taking chances, harnessing creativity and barreling ahead.

How to Win in a Ruthless Industry? Try Being Nice.

When an entrepreneur entered a vicious, grueling industry, she approached it differently than her competitors.

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