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November 22, 2017
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How Great Entrepreneurs See What Others Don’t

Turn life’s glitches into business opportunities.
Tips for advancing your career, negotiating a raise, managing up, meeting the right people, and becoming more successful in the workplace.

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Tara Gitau | Photo by Anastasiia Sapon
November 15, 2017
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“Why Is She Telling Us to Eat Grass?”

The challenge of running a health food company in a country where being overweight is a sign of success.

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George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris
November 6, 2017
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The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty

Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.

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June 20, 2017
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Silicon Valley’s Unicorns Are Overvalued

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