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Thought Leaders

Who Is Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard? Meet the Entrepreneur Who's Giving Away His $3 Billion Brand

Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard is definitely not your typical billionaire, and he likes it that way.

Business News

'I Didn't Want to Be a Businessman': Patagonia's Founder Just Gave Away His $3 Billion Company

In an unprecedented move, Yvon Chouinard will transfer ownership of Patagonia to a trust and non-profit dedicated to combating climate change.

Thought Leaders

4 Entrepreneurship Lessons You Won't Learn In a Classroom

Aspiring entrepreneurs should take note of these quotes from famous entrepreneurs.

Emprendedores

4 lecciones de espíritu empresarial que no aprenderá en un aula

Los aspirantes a empresarios deben tomar nota de estas citas de empresarios famosos.

Leadership

How a Sense of Purpose Is Critical to Unleashing Your Company's Full Potential. Just Ask Patagonia.

Make a habit of pulling at heartstrings instead of purse strings: Shifting your focus from money to meaning can pay dividends.

Growing a Business

7 Mission Statements That Inspire You to Buy

A clear, no-frills vision statement explains why your business exists and why people can feel good working for you and buying from you.

Branding

3 Considerations You Must Think Through Before Taking a Political Position as a Brand

It is becoming harder for brands to stay neutral in our hyper-political times.

Culture

3 Companies That Do Culture Right and What You Can Learn From Them (Infographic)

Looking to improve your company culture? Google, Pixar and Patagonia have found formulas that work.

Culture

What You Can Learn About Culture From These 4 Successful Companies

Company culture is a buzz phrase at the top of many minds these days yet a lot of executives still struggle to understand exactly what culture is and how to create it.

Fundraising

Everyone Gets 15 Minutes of Feedback

David Hassell, founder of 15Five, talks about the power of staying connected.

Marketing

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.

Business Ideas

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.

Marketing

Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

Black Friday is when most people entice customers to buy more, more and more. One clothing retailer is doing the complete opposite.

Science & Technology

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

At CGI, students offer edible bugs, YouTube grants super commenting powers, lessons from MIT's Comedy Hack Day, Thrillist's founders tell their startup story. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs: