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.

This Disney Movie Scene Could Make You a More Focused Leader
Entrepreneur Press Books

This Disney Movie Scene Could Make You a More Focused Leader

Entrepreneur Press author Jeffrey Hayzlett says the most dangerous move in business is the failure to make a move.
Dan Price Says Personal Cost of Salary Plan Was Worth It
Dan Price

Dan Price Says Personal Cost of Salary Plan Was Worth It

Speaking at the Entrepreneur360 conference, the Gravity Payments CEO says his radical decision to cut his salary and raise it for his employees isn't right for every company.
It's Time for Sean Rad to Leave Tinder. For Good.
Tinder

It's Time for Sean Rad to Leave Tinder. For Good.

Sean Rad is a skilled entrepreneur and visionary, but he has proven too often he isn't right for a larger, high-profile role.
How Leaders, in Politics and Business, Use Influence Instead of Power
Leadership

How Leaders, in Politics and Business, Use Influence Instead of Power

True leaders understand the limitations inherent in power and choose to view their role as one of influence.
Entrepreneur and CultureIQ Present the Top Company Cultures List
Top Company Cultures

Entrepreneur and CultureIQ Present the Top Company Cultures List

Culture can be quantified. We ranked the best of the best in companies that are intentional about their culture.
What One Man's Fight Against the IRS Teaches Us About Entrepreneurship
Obituaries

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.
Danny Meyer's Economically Nonsensical Solution to the Tipping 'Problem'
Wages

Danny Meyer's Economically Nonsensical Solution to the Tipping 'Problem'

In eliminating tipping at his restaurants, Danny Meyer just may have proven how necessary gratuities are.
Believing You're Capable Demands Doubting Yourself
Make More Happen

Believing You're Capable Demands Doubting Yourself

It's almost never a lack of faith that will sink you. It's a lack of doubt and a lack of understanding of what faith and belief really are.
Dance Your Ass Off When You Win
Success

Dance Your Ass Off When You Win

At a time when culture tends to punish success, it's important to remember the benefits of celebration.
A Failed CEO Is Better Than a Successful Politician
Election 2016

A Failed CEO Is Better Than a Successful Politician

The political class's criticism about setbacks in the work of Trump, Fiorina and Carson is wrong and misguided.
Private Aviation Company Wheels Up Raises $115M to Fuel App, Expansion
Funding

Private Aviation Company Wheels Up Raises $115M to Fuel App, Expansion

The company, founded by serial entrepreneur Kenny Dichter, is bringing a membership model to flying.
Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways
Make More Happen

Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways

When a surgeon decided to try something new four decades ago, it changed the face of a sport.
When the CEO Goes Bad, the Whole Company Needs a Fresh Look
Leadership

When the CEO Goes Bad, the Whole Company Needs a Fresh Look

Cutting off the head does nothing to fix what is likely cultural rot throughout an entire organization.
Elitism Has No Place in Entrepreneurship
Make More Happen

Elitism Has No Place in Entrepreneurship

Working on a startup, or being an entrepreneur, is no better than the labor of others. Remember that.
Business Leaders Have a Responsibility to Support Police
Law Enforcement

Business Leaders Have a Responsibility to Support Police

The trend of businesses ignoring and even disrespecting the role and sacrifice of law enforcement is a failure of leadership.