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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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A plane "sky writes" a smiley face in the sky. | Reuters/David McNew
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.

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April 12, 2016
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David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.

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Horses running downhill; one running the opposite direction | iStock/graffoto8
April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.

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People intently working in cubicles
April 11, 2016
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How Fear Spurred Productivity in the Great Recession

Research shows how this recession bucked historical patterns.

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Nick Karnaze, founder of stubble and 'stache | Courtesy
April 25, 2016
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Nick Karnaze: “Life’s a Team Sport”

How the death of fellow Marine inspired a veteran to start his own business.

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An illustration of a map of India with small electric grids | Stefani Billings
April 6, 2016
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Enabling Entrepreneurs to Alleviate India’s Energy Poverty

A change in the law could extend electricity to millions of people.

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A transgender person overlooks a large rainbow banner  | Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer: How to “Lean In” to Power

Power skills and behaviors matter for career success.
September 25, 2015
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What it Takes to be a Search Fund Entrepreneur

Acquiring an existing company has lower risks than starting your own business.
September 23, 2015
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Emrecan Dogan: “Success Is the Product of Constant Reiteration”

The CEO of ScoreBeyond explains how entrepreneurs must rewire their brains.
September 22, 2015
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Are Management Practices Changing in Developing Economies?

Workers who feel a sense of belonging stay in their jobs longer.
September 18, 2015
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The “Wild West” of Innovation is Hotter Than Ever

How to become part of the future of the Internet of Things.
September 16, 2015
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Ai Chloe Chien: “I Never Wanted to Be an Entrepreneur”

Company founder targets diseases through cooking schools.
September 15, 2015
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Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.
September 11, 2015
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How to Know When It is Time to Switch to Plan B

Novice entrepreneurs often make the mistake of sticking with a business plan for too long.
September 10, 2015
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Lindred Greer: Great Leaders Understand the Fundamentals

Managers are often chosen for reasons other than competence.
September 9, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed

Advice given to leaders is too often based on the ideal world, not reality.