Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey

Editor-at-Large

Ray Hennessey, the former editorial director of Entrepreneur, is Chief Innovation Officer at JConnelly, an integrated communications firm in New York, and a senior advisor to Alley, a coworking community in Manhattan. He writes frequently on leadership, communications, management, politics and economics.

Nancy Reagan Proved the Power of Partners in Leadership
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Nancy Reagan Proved the Power of Partners in Leadership

As President, Ronald Reagan reshaped American government and politics. He always said he could not have done it without his Nancy.
To Alexis Ohanian, Success Came After a Series of Setbacks
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To Alexis Ohanian, Success Came After a Series of Setbacks

At the Entrepreneur Accelerate Your Business conference, the Reddit founder said entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to stumble.
How George Washington Showed Leadership by Declining Authority
Leadership

How George Washington Showed Leadership by Declining Authority

The true strength of the power leaders hold is often found when they stay their hands and don't wield it.
Leadership Requires Being Gracious in Defeat
Leadership

Leadership Requires Being Gracious in Defeat

Cam Newton gives a lesson in how leaders shouldn't behave when things don't go their way.
Did Mark Zuckerberg Really Take 'Paternity Leave?'
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Did Mark Zuckerberg Really Take 'Paternity Leave?'

Facebook's founder is back at work after a high-profile respite. It's worth asking if he ever truly left.
How a Rule Change by Pope Francis Gives a Lesson in Leadership to All
Leadership

How a Rule Change by Pope Francis Gives a Lesson in Leadership to All

The Pope knows what he believes, is clear about his intentions and isn't afraid to fight.
Twitter Suffers Worldwide Outage
Twitter

Twitter Suffers Worldwide Outage

The social-media network had greeted visitors with a message that there was something technically wrong.
Drunken Exec Who Punched Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Suing the Driver for $5 Million
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Drunken Exec Who Punched Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Suing the Driver for $5 Million

The former Taco Bell exec who became infamous for assaulting his driver says it isn't his fault and the driver has to pay.
China Is a Problem, But Higher Tariffs Are Not the Solution
Free Markets

China Is a Problem, But Higher Tariffs Are Not the Solution

Pushing higher tariffs may win Trump some votes, but his politics would yield awful economic policy.
The Business World's Cultural Icon Has a Real Culture Problem
Culture

The Business World's Cultural Icon Has a Real Culture Problem

In a move for a better culture at Zappos, CEO Tony Hsieh has watched great employees leave. That's bad culture management.
The One Line in the State of the Union That Shows Why Business Distrusts the President
Politics

The One Line in the State of the Union That Shows Why Business Distrusts the President

Sorry, Mr. President. Companies that treat their employees well are the rule in American business, not the exception.
What Will You Do When You Don't Win the Powerball?
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What Will You Do When You Don't Win the Powerball?

All the things you would do if you suddenly came into millions are actually within your grasp right now. Go for them.
It's Time for the Private Sector to Break States' Stranglehold on Lotteries
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It's Time for the Private Sector to Break States' Stranglehold on Lotteries

All lotteries are simply taxes dressed as a way to better your financial health.
Entrepreneurs Need to Realize They're All the C-Word
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Entrepreneurs Need to Realize They're All the C-Word

So many people like to identify as entrepreneurs while trying to ignore the economic system that got them there.
Don't Let the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship Kill You
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Don't Let the Loneliness of Entrepreneurship Kill You

New studies suggest loneliness has adverse health effects. That's something entrepreneurs need to address.