Founder Stories

What Jeff Bezos’ Smart Take on Personal Branding Can Teach You About the Importance of Thought Leadership

The Amazon founder has an interesting take on personal branding. Here's what it says about thought leadership.
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How Howard Schultz Turned An Entry-Level Sales Job Into A Coffee Empire – And A Net Worth Of $5.7 Billion

Before Howard Schultz was the king of Starbucks, he was an entry-level employee at Xerox. Here's his amazing career story.
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Albert Einstein’s Cluttered Desk Reveals A Surprising Link Between Messiness And Intelligence

The great thinker's cluttered desk reflects surprising research on the relationship between messiness and intelligence.
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The 3 Pieces of Advice Ursula Burns’ Mother Gave Her That Helped Her Become A Fortune 500 CEO

The Fortune 500 CEO credits advice from her mom as being helpful in her career. Here are 3 of her biggest tips.
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What The Work Routines of Pharrell, Jack Dorsey, Shonda Rhimes, And 37 Other Business Leaders Say About Peak Performance

Need some ideas for organizing your hustle? Here are 40 celebrity routines, including Jack Dorsey, Shonda Rhimes, and Pharrell.
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The Simple Sales Secret That Took Ralph Lauren From Zero to $6 Billion in Annual Revenue

One simple sales secret took the designer's company from zero to billions. Good news: You can start implementing it today.
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Under Armour’s CEO Was “Broke” After Year One. Here’s What Happened Next That Led To A Billion Dollar Brand

The CEO was broke after the first year. Here's what Kevin Plank focused on to turn the company into a market leader.
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The 5 Things That Made Uber’s 2008 Pitch Deck Recession-Proof

The Uber pitch deck from 2008 remains a legendary deck. Here were 5 details that helped the company go the distance.
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The First Time Jessica Alba Pitched Her Now-Unicorn Startup, It Failed. Here’s How She Pivoted

The Honest Company founder's first pitch flopped. Here's what she did next to secure funding for the unicorn company.
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The CEOs of YouTube, Slack, and Whole Foods All Have Liberal Arts Degrees. Here’s Why That Matters

The leaders of YouTube, Slack, and Whole Foods are all Liberal Arts CEOs. Here's why that matters.
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Nick Wolny is a media and marketing strategist for entrepreneurs. Named a “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal, he’s a contributor for Entrepreneur and Fast Company and a technology commentator for NBC and FOX with over 60 live TV appearances.