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August 7, 2015
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Working Across Genres Can Dilute Your Brand

Combining categories makes it harder for people to understand what you are doing.

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August 20, 2015
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Susan Akbarpour: “I Want to Change the Way People Shop”

The founder of online tool Mavatar discusses consumer behavior, persistence, and the value of transparency.

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August 17, 2015
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Five Strategies for Making a Career Pivot

Business Talent Group CEO Jody Greenstone Miller explains how to build your knowledge and leverage your strengths.

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July 30, 2015
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Shai Bernstein: What Really Matters to Early-Stage Investors?

The team behind a business concept can be more important than the idea itself.

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August 21, 2015
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An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

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August 14, 2015
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Where Does Your Product Fit in the Market?

The best entrepreneurs marry conviction with adaptability.
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