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Stop Planning for Your Future — And Start Developing These 4 Skills to Succeed

By  •  1 week ago

Jeff Hittner is the founder of Your Project X, an organization dedicated to helping people (re)discover their purpose to build careers they’ll love. Previously, he founded IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) …
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How to Become a Social Media Influencer

By  •  3 weeks ago

Angelo “AJ” Cartas might be young, but he is a leader in the influencer marketing world. AJ — sans college degree — has transformed himself into a successful entrepreneur and …
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Learning to Love Mistakes

By  •  1 month ago

We all make mistakes.

Whether it’s a blunder at work or forgetting something at home, chances are you’ve had a day that didn’t go as planned.

That sinking sensation you …
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How BaubleBar’s Female Founders & Best Friends Are Rewriting the Rules of Entrepreneurship

By  •  1 month ago

Throughout Women’s History Month, we are sharing the stories of female entrepreneurs who inspire and empower communities to follow their dreams and create a better world.

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4 Traps to Avoid when Looking for Your Purpose

By  •  2 months ago

Jeff Hittner is the founder of Your Project X, an organization dedicated to helping people (re)discover their purpose to build careers they’ll love. Previously, he founded IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility …
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How Emerge212 Provides a Home for the Modern Entrepreneur

By  •  4 months ago

James Kleeman is the Director of Emerge212, New York City’s premier operator of full-service office suites. With a background in real estate and hospitality management, Kleeman has evolved the business and its …
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Why Athletes Make Great Entrepreneurs | Lisa Leslie

By  •  5 months ago

You can take an athlete out of the competition, but you can’t take the competition out of an athlete. As it turns out, the resilient mindset cultivated in sports serves …
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It’s a Process: Automate, Scale, and Grow Your Business with Process Improvement

By  •  6 months ago

Accomplishing a goal requires a series of steps. Collectively, these actions comprise the process you will use to accomplish your goal — whether it be a one-off accomplishment, or a …
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Top Tips for Infusing Hope into Your Corporate Culture

By  •  6 months ago

Libby Gill is an executive coach, leadership expert, and international speaker. She is the former head of communications and PR for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, and is the author …
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Author and Illustrator Tim Urban’s Surprising Tips for Creating Viral Content

By  •  7 months ago

In a digital world that often feels oversaturated with content, how is one to cut through the noise and share work that stands out from the crowd?

If there’s one …
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Leveraging Data and Human Emotion to Create a Healthier Workforce

By  •  7 months ago

We all know the feeling: your inbox is brimming with unread emails, creating an anxiety-producing backlog of responses to coworkers, clients, and your boss. It’s in these moments that we …
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Al Pittampalli Talks Making Powerful Decisions and Living with the Consequences

By  •  7 months ago

Making decisions is tough. From the wardrobe to the boardroom, we all struggle when it comes to choosing the right path ahead. Ever wonder why Mark Zuckerberg wears the same …
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Honest Company Co-Founder, Christopher Gavigan, on Instilling Your Company with a Sense of Purpose

By  •  7 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 growing …
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Make Your Sketch Go Viral: Five Tips from French Comedy Sensation Julien Marlon

By  •  8 months ago

If you have yet to see Lyonnaise actor, model, comedian, and occasional European reality protagonist Julien Marlon learn to speak English, then you have failed your own happiness. His “Teaching …
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E! News Chief Correspondent on How to Craft Stories that Captivate Your Audience | Melanie Bromley

By  •  8 months ago

E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley didn’t always know she’d spend her professional life in front of the camera.

Growing up just outside of London and studying physical geography in …
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A Trip through American Democracy at The Jefferson in Washington, D.C.

By  •  8 months ago

At a time when all eyes are on Washington and the nation’s historical narrative is in debate, downtown Washington’s historic boutique hotel, The Jefferson, has launched a colorful immersion into …
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The Story Behind RompHim’s Explosive Entrance into Men’s Fashion

By  •  9 months ago

Daniel Webster-Clark didn’t always know he would go into fashion. In fact, it was the farthest thing from his mind as a graduate student at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, …
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How to Have A Breakthrough in the Fashion Design Space (and Make the Perfect Swimsuit) | Garrett Neff

By  •  9 months ago

Standing 6’2″ with a calm disposition and polished aesthetic, Garrett Neff looks like a picture. One of the world’s most recognizable male models for the better part of the last …
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Daymond John on How to Build a Global Brand

By  •  9 months ago

The entrepreneurial journey is about creating your own destiny by investing time, money, and effort into something you believe in. Through this process, a brand is built, which ultimately determines …
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Foursquare Co-Founder Dennis Crowley’s Insights on Entrepreneurship

By  •  9 months ago

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley was at NYU when he began working on his first location-based social networking software. A graduate in the university’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, he released Dodgeball — …
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Tips for Entrepreneurs from Marc Leder’s IVY Ideas Night

By  •  9 months ago

About 200 IVY members came out to Baruch College in NYC last night to hear Marc Leder, the co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, a private equity firm whose portfolio has …
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The Questions You Need to Ask Yourself to Find the Perfect Job

By  •  10 months ago

The “perfect job” is a beast of near mythical proportions, and while it’s no one’s objective to find themselves caught up in the routine of a job, failing to step …
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Bilingual Platform, Faalta, Showcases Success Stories of Women in Leadership

By  •  10 months 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  •  10 months 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  •  11 months 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  •  11 months 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  •  12 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  •  12 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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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A New Take on Test Preparation: Anxiety Free

By  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year ago

Amra and Elma Beganovich, the digital influencers behind the two major blogging brands Amra & Elma and Club Fashionista, seem to have figured social media all figured out. The two …
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A Billionaire’s Secret to Spotting Unicorns

By  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  1 year 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  •  2 years 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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