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Bilingual Platform, Faalta, Showcases Success Stories of Women in Leadership

By  •  1 day ago

The impact of women in leadership roles stretches far and wide, showcasing elements of achievement, compassion, and resiliency. Females actively involved in the workplace provide a source of inspiration to …
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Founder of Paul Evans on How to Break into Luxury Retail (and Step Up Your Shoe Game)

By  •  3 days ago

Investing in yourself doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg.

Just ask Paul Evans, the direct-to-consumer luxury men’s footwear brand that sells high-quality leather products at a …
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How to Form Authentic Relationships in a Room Full of Strangers | Keith Ferrazzi

By  •  1 month ago

“Networking.” Depending on who you’re speaking to, you’ll likely receive a different response as to exactly what this type of interaction consists of. There are many who have mastered the …
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How to Use Storytelling to Communicate the Value of Your Brand

By  •  1 month ago

The business of marketing has experienced monumental shifts in recent years. From the rise of social media influencers and contextually-aware push notifications, to a booming data economy that can target …
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How to Build an Extraordinary Personal Brand on Social Media | Amber Whittington

By  •  2 months ago

Over the past decade, developments in the social media landscape have given rise to an exponential growth in people’s power to grow and cultivate their personal brands. Virtually every aspect …
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How Olympians Are Conquering Business | Sebastian Bea

By  •  2 months ago

You can take an athlete out of the Olympics, but you can’t take the Olympics out of an athlete. And it turns out—you’d probably never want to. The fast-paced, highly-driven …
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5 Ways Print Media Can Help Engage Your Consumers

By  •  2 months ago

In today’s digitally driven world, it can be easy to overlook print media. There are more blogs, online publications, and e-books by the day. People are reading on iPhones, iPads, …
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5 Key Takeaways for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Highlights from TechDay NY 2017

By  •  2 months ago

TechDay NY is the largest startup event in the United States. The event returned to NYC for its sixth installment on Tuesday, April 18, hosting 575 startups from across the …
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Is Satire the Future of News?

By  •  3 months ago

It’s no secret that more and more people are questioning the direction of news media. Outlets face more and more pressure to publish stories that create buzz, inspire re-posts, and …
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Andrei Cherny Discusses New Venture and How to Align Social Good with Financial Gain

By  •  3 months ago

Many people struggle to decide whether they should focus their attention on making money or on making the world a better place. At times, the options appear to be mutually …
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How to Take Control of Your Online Identity with Domain Names

By  •  4 months ago

A domain name is your online address. It’s often the first interaction a customer has with your business or product, and plays a crucial role in establishing the credibility and …
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Two Entrepreneurs Fueling the Craft Coffee Movement

By  •  4 months ago

Coffee fuels much of the world around us, yet only recently have we seen shifts toward coffee being treated as a craft beverage.

Similar to the beer and wine industry, …
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Three Resources to Help You Achieve Your Goals

By  •  4 months ago

Knowing how to seek advice is critical to any person’s ability to make good decisions and achieve their goals. Particularly in the world of business, leaders regularly need guidance in …
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Six Essential Investing Tips for Non-Investors

By  •  4 months ago

Most of us know that keeping our hard earned cash in our savings account these days is not a really good thing. We all know about that elephant in the …
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Three Strategies to Grow Your Social Business

By  •  4 months ago

The business world is experiencing a sea change in its commitment to social and environmental impact. With the success of social impact-oriented companies such as Toms, Etsy, and FEED, a …
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A New Take on Test Preparation: Anxiety Free

By  •  5 months ago

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. This applies to all facets of life, and is particularly important as you navigate the stresses and anxiety associated with the …
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How to Close the Gender Investing Gap

By  •  5 months ago

Women have been on the sidelines for a long time when it comes to investing and building wealth, and Ellevest is set to change that.

Created by IVY Thought Leader …
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Inside the Mind of Serial Entrepreneur Wayne Chang

By  •  5 months ago

Wayne Chang, serial entrepreneur, was the self-proclaimed “black sheep” of his family. But in the short decade or so since he dropped out of college, he’s become the definition of …
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Former Marine Sniper Jake Wood on How to Lead Like a Marine

By  •  5 months ago

Meet former Marine Sniper Jake Wood, who channeled his transformative lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq to create one of the most impactful nonprofits of its kind.

His organization, Team Rubicon, …
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Amra and Elma Beganovich Discuss How to Monetize Your Social Media Following

By  •  5 months ago

In a digital world that often feels oversaturated with content, how is a brand to cut through the noise and stand out among competition? Amra and Elma Beganovich, the digital …
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A Billionaire’s Secret to Spotting Unicorns

By  •  5 months ago

Meet Todd Wagner, one of the most successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the world. Wagner co-founded Broadcast.com with Mark Cuban and sold it to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion in 1999, and has …
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Iron Chef Morimoto on How to Create a Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success

By  •  6 months ago

Known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, Masaharu Morimoto is a legendary TV personality and the owner of the wildly popular Morimoto restaurants. His …
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What Makes a Leader, According to Music Mogul Troy Carter

By  •  6 months ago

What does the manager of John Legend and Meghan Trainor look for in a leader? Humility, above anything else.

Troy Carter is an entrepreneur and the mastermind and brand-builder …
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Google’s Laszlo Bock on How to Lead

By  •  6 months ago

Meet the legendary Laszlo Bock, Google’s former People Chief who grew the search giant’s workforce from 6,000 to 60,000 over the course of his 10-year tenure (2006-2016). In his new book, Work Rules!,
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How to Go Viral with Dollar Shave Club Founder Mike Dubin

By  •  6 months ago

Michael Dubin is one seriously funny CEO. In January 2011, Michael co-founded Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service that delivers cost-effective razors and personal grooming products to consumers by mail. …
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This One Question Will Make You an Asset to Your Boss

By  •  6 months ago

One of IVY’s most beloved Thought Leaders, Mindy Mackenzie, has walked the walk: as the Chief Performance Officer of Beam, she helped steer the company toward its $16 billion sale …
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Legendary Investor Dave McClure’s Advice to Rising Entrepreneurs

By  •  7 months ago

“Look at him,” whispers the guy next to me. “He’s wearing a funny hat. He doesn’t care what people think of him.”

True, Dave McClure did begin the night in …
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A Tale of Two Hemispheres: WE living Founder Yifan Yang Talks Brand-Building

By  •  7 months ago

WE living — a New-York-based furniture brand recently launched by CEO, Co-founder, and fellow IVY member, Yifan Yang —  creates unique designs by melding ancient Chinese woodworking techniques with the …
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One brand’s strategy to change the world’s opinion of Ethiopia

By  •  8 months ago

Ask any marketer or advertising professional – changing the perception of a brand is an extraordinarily difficult endeavor. Millions of dollars are spent each year to alter the consumer’s viewpoint …
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Behind the Scenes with PayPal Co-Founder Ken Howery

By  •  8 months ago

In some ways, Ken Howery is Silicon Valley’s poster child: after graduating from Stanford, he co-founded PayPal  from the inside of a broom closet, helped steer the company to its …
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Jack Welch is Here to Help You Win at Business

By  •  12 months ago

How do you win the game if you’re legendary CEO Jack Welch? You get the best players.

Jack Welch is the legendary former CEO of General Electric, where under …
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The Next Big Development for the Cannabis Industry

By  •  12 months ago

Imagine if you could sit down for a cannabis tasting—as casually as you might a wine tasting—and talk intelligently about which aromas are most appealing and effective for you. Thanks …
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This New Bag is a Game-Changer for Your Laundry Routine

By  •  1 year ago

Inspiration comes in many forms—for IVY member Cooper Golding, it comes in the form of a 40-pound bag of laundry. Cooper lives in San Francisco, which means two things: lots …
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Meet the Mastermind Behind the Craft Brewing Boom

By  •  1 year ago

You may not know Jeppe (pronounced yep-pay), but if you’re at all involved in the craft beer scene, you know his beer. Evil Twin Brewing is infamous for high ABVs and …
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Inside High-Impact Influencer Marketing

By  •  1 year ago

How do you reach hundreds of thousands of consumers organically and in an instant? Social media influencers. They’re changing the world, a thousand followers at a time.

More and …
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A Revolution in the Entertainment Industry

By  •  1 year ago

“It’s hard being a creative,” says IVY member and Pelonkey Founder Nicole Gallub. As a DJ herself, she’s seen all the ways the entertainment industry fails—it’s impossible for most performers …
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The World’s Most Unique Timepiece

By  •  1 year ago

Eone—a design company that produces timepieces for the blind—is pronounced like the letter “E” followed by the number “1.” It’s short for “everyone.” And with wildly innovative designs, Eone is changing the way …
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The Rise of the Food Truck

By  •  1 year ago

If you ask IVY Member Joel Cettina about his favorite food truck, he’s dumbfounded—there are too many good ones. “How can I even compare my favorite street tacos to my …
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Design Challenge Brings Wi-Fi and More to a Payphone Near You | Steven Aitkenhead

By  •  1 year ago

What if payphones could double as a wifi-hotspots? Or offer video chatting? With Public Utility Challenge, they can and will.

Payphones have been around for decades, but now because of …
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New App Makes Parking Easier Than Ever

By  •  1 year ago

Have you ever spent hours circling the block for a parking spot? Thanks to a new app by IVY Member Robyn Gerber, you’ll circle no more.

Parkarr is a …
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10% Entrepreneurship Will Save Your Investment & Your Life | Patrick McGinnis

By  •  1 year ago

It’s probably fitting that Patrick McGinnis is credited with popularizing the term “FOMO.” As a 10% entrepreneur who also works a full-time day job in additional to a handful of …
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How One Company is Totally Reinventing the World of Food Startups

By  •  1 year ago

When two guys opened a small new restaurant in Washington D.C. called The Blind Dog Café, they had no idea their chocolate chip cookie would put them on the map. …
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Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale According to Harvard Business Review

By  •  1 year ago

Too often, we focus on the success stories—Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell—and forget most entrepreneurs aren’t able to scale their company into a multi billion-dollar enterprise. Why do few …
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Where are the $1 billion tech companies that actually help humanity?

By  •  1 year ago

There is a lack of useful ventures in the health-care and energy industries, and an overload of software and apps, says IVY Thought Leader Norman Winarsky in a recent Opinion …
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The Room Ring Asks, Need a Roommate? It’s Never Been Easier

By  •  2 years ago

Anyone who’s ever tried to find a roommate in a new city knows it’s a nightmare. Do you search Craigslist? Do you plead with friends and family for help? IVY …
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Being a Great Leader & Person: There’s an App For That!

By  •  2 years ago

Can a computer ever replace a life coach? The two seem at odds—life coaching is all about a personal experience, and tech is about data and formulas. Yet IVY Member …
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Content over Click-Bait: PRSUIT Hopes to Change Online Publishing

By  •  2 years ago

“We need to demand more from publishers online,” says IVY member Case Kenny. After all, what meaning are we gaining from 12 Classic Love Scenes Improved By A Chipotle Burrito or 10 …
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Cooking Up Success at a Top New York Restaurant: Tips from Betony Restaurateur

By  •  2 years ago

Running a restaurant requires the sort of skills that usually aren’t found in just one person: militaristic precision, an intense appreciation for beauty, a fierce entrepreneurial drive, and a high …
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Go Green or Get Out: Sustainable Dining Grows Roots

By  •  2 years ago

Five years ago, when the legendary Chef Jean-Georges added a state-of-the-art roof garden on his new ABC Kitchen, the farm-to-table scene was already crowded.

Now, it’s almost impossible to open …
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How to Ride the Wave of the Surging Real Estate Market

By  •  2 years ago

The U.S real estate market may finally be rebounding. What does that mean for you, the investor? IVY Member Brittney Calloway, founder of Top Notch Property Solutions, recently sat down with …
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