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When Bad Ideas Can Actually Be Good Advice
Entrepreneur Mindset

When Bad Ideas Can Actually Be Good Advice

Sometimes, you need to surround yourself with "yes" people and delay making that big decision.
Amy Rosen
How Sara Blakely Built a Billion-Dollar Business From Scratch
Success Stories

How Sara Blakely Built a Billion-Dollar Business From Scratch

She built the Spanx brand starting out with just $5,000 in savings and no experience in retail or manufacturing.
Gabrielle Karol
The Definition of Success, According to 5 Entrepreneur Superstars
Success

The Definition of Success, According to 5 Entrepreneur Superstars

It's not just about the money, as these successful men and women illustrate.
Matthew Toren
Passionate, Independent, Insensitive? You May Be an Entrepreneur
Make More Happen

Passionate, Independent, Insensitive? You May Be an Entrepreneur

Check out these 14 traits that set apart entrepreneurs from others.
Andrea Huspeni
Billionaire Sara Blakely Pledges to Give Away Half of Her Fortune
Leadership

Billionaire Sara Blakely Pledges to Give Away Half of Her Fortune

The Spanx founder is the first self-made female billionaire to sign Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge.
Jenna Goudreau
Ready To Launch

Why the World Needs More Brilliant 'Stupid' Ideas

Next time someone says your business idea has more 'hair than brains,' consider the countless examples of fellow stupid-successful entrepreneurs.
Richie Norton
Bounce Back: The Inspiration Playlists of Multimillionaire Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs

Bounce Back: The Inspiration Playlists of Multimillionaire Entrepreneurs

From Spanx founder Sara Blakely to skateboard icon Tony Hawk, hear what music inspires high-profile entrepreneurs to quickly shift their mindset and face their challenges.
Teri Evans
'Failure Is Not Trying' and Other Fatherly Advice to Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs

'Failure Is Not Trying' and Other Fatherly Advice to Entrepreneurs

Reflections from Sara Blakely, Pete Cashmore, and Bert Jacobs on what they remember most about their dad's influence.
Teri Evans
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed
Make More Happen

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about the vision for her invention and how she prepared for its success.
Ameen Khwaja
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on What's in a Name
Ready To Launch

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on What's in a Name

The inventor and founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how she came up with a memorable business name.
Ameen Khwaja
Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment
Leadership

Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment

The inventor and founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how the headquarters design motivates and inspires employees. Part of our Insights series.
Ameen Khwaja
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on Finding New Ideas
Make More Happen

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on Finding New Ideas

Inventor and founder Sara Blakely on how she comes up with new ideas for her body-slimming undergarment company.
Ameen Khwaja
The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara Blakely
Entrepreneurs

The Innovators: Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how she turned her invention into a household name.
Sara Blakely on Resilience
Leadership

Sara Blakely on Resilience

The founder of Spanx opens up about what drives her -- and the critical life lesson she learned early on.
Teri Evans