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Cold, hard business lessons from a Girl Scout

You think selling Girl Scout cookies is easy? Well, of course it’s easy. They’re delicious. But selling more than 21,000 boxes? That’s an art. The Art of War, by...

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Hans Rosling: The best stats you’ve ever seen

You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.” Click here to...

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5 lessons from Guy Kawasaki on startups

You can’t beat this for getting schooled at the ultimate startup: Guy Kawasaki, as a former chief evangelist at Apple, had a front-row seat to the early days of...

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Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly...

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‘We Need More Businesses That Think Beyond Their Bottom Line’

“Capitalism has transformed the modern world, but it has also evolved greatly over the last hundred years,” said Cotopaxi CEO Davis Smith. “I’m a believer that capitalism and businesses...

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Business trips 101: What to know as a first-time business traveler

Business trips are often intense, and come with high expectations on what will get done to justify the cost. Approach them thoughtfully to make them less stressful and more...

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Serial Entrepreneurs Venture And Venture Again

There are entrepreneurs, and then there are serial entrepreneurs. The process of coming up with a business idea and successfully implementing it involves risk. It’s difficult to accurately gauge...

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Do You Have Enough Grit To Make It As An Entrepreneur?

Certain words invoke powerful images in the mind—and “grit” is one of those words. When we associate grit with someone, it goes far beyond just being tough. It’s that...

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The Roles of the Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneurs are usually modeled as combinations of innovators (with creative and innovative flair) and managers (with strong general management skills, business know-how, and sufficient contacts). Over the years,...

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Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning. Click here to watch his...

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David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square’s worth of neon light displays from fish who...

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The 8 Most Important Basics of an Elevator Pitch

The “up” button glows orange as you wait. You can hear its motors moving as you watch the lights descend from floor 10, then 9, then 8… then a...

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Panav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a...

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50 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Some people are destined to be entrepreneurs. From the time they get through school, or maybe even before that, they’re hungry to start a business and lead it to...

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The 4 Embers of the Entrepreneurial Fire

The difference between a Silicon Valley icon and the employee next door isn’t funding — most of the time it isn’t even the idea — it’s the entrepreneurial fire...

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Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row. Click here to see his presentation.

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The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

There’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely...

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3 Steps to Eliminating the Barriers to Becoming Self-Sufficient

While 75 percent of people are interested in becoming self-sufficient, only 5 percent are ready, willing and able to act on their dream. Of all the obstacles facing individuals, fear...

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness —...

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Malcolm Gladwell on Entrepreneurs’ Surprising Source of Courage

Talk to any number of entrepreneurs, and you’ll likely discover they all have one thing in common: failure. That’s right, before finding success in business, almost every entrepreneur has...

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