Category: Business

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What It’s Like To Pitch Your Startup To President Obama

When language-learning service Duolingo got an invite from the White House to Tuesday’s inaugural Demo Day celebration of American entrepreneurs, Duolingo leaders expected to meet fellow founders and catch a closing speech from President Barack Obama. Instead, cofounder Luis von Ahn and VP of marketing and international development Gina Gotthilf were asked to pitch their company directly to Obama, as if he…

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This Is The Hardest Part Of Getting Rich, According To A Billionaire

The hardest part of becoming a billionaire isn’t keeping tabs on your accounts, finding friends and employees you can trust, or juggling the demands on your deep pockets. It’s getting started. At least, that was the hardest part for media magnate and billionaire Ted Turner. In “Billionaires: Reflections On The Upper Crust,” Darrell M. West…

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This Tech CEO & His Employees Only Work Four Days A Week

Ryan Carson tried the relentless startup lifestyle when he worked for a startup design firm in London after college. He was regularly delirious with exhaustion from a few hours of nightly sleep and was frustrated with his output, he told The Washington Post in February. That’s why he now offers the 87 employees of his company, Treehouse, a 32-hour,…

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7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship. To start and support your own business, you’ll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake. For most, the prospect of making your own decisions and being in charge of your own destiny is worth it. But if you’re going to be successful as…

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What 8 Tech Billionaires Were Doing In Their 20’s

What were you doing during your 20s? Probably attending a college or university, enjoying your youth, and having new experiences away from home. Many of technology’s most notable billionaires were doing no such thing. Michael Dell for instance was already investing in stocks and precious metals before he graduated high school. During their early years, Dell…

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