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The CEO and cofounder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars started scheduling personal time on his calendar after an important realisation

In the midst of running Harry’s, a razor company, cofounder and co-CEO Jeff Raider schedules personal time. At times work is all-consuming for Raider, and he realised setting aside time was important for his psyche, his ability to work in the long run, and his family. Scheduling personal time helps […]
The CEO and cofounder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars started scheduling personal time on his calendar after an important realisation
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‘We believe we will prove them wrong’: Billionaire AOL founder Steve Case says scepticism around his ‘Rise of the Rest’ project reminds him of AOL’s early years

Steve Case is the billionaire founding CEO of AOL and the head of Washington, DC-based venture-capital firm Revolution. AOL was the leader of the first wave of internet companies, and Case says we are at the start of “the third wave,” where what’s essentially an “internet of everything” will transform […]
‘We believe we will prove them wrong’: Billionaire AOL founder Steve Case says scepticism around his ‘Rise of the Rest’ project reminds him of AOL’s early years
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A founder who built a multimillion-dollar company with her husband and brother says the company’s first Valentine’s Day taught her the secret to working with family

Drybar founder Alli Webb is no stranger to working with family. She opened Drybar, a brick-and-mortar hair salon for blow-outs, with her brother and husband in 2008. Webb said the first Valentine’s Day in the store showed her the importance of knowing her strengths and weaknesses – as well as […]
A founder who built a multimillion-dollar company with her husband and brother says the company’s first Valentine’s Day taught her the secret to working with family
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The CEO of Nasdaq shares her best career advice

Adena Friedman spent two decades at Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange, before being named CEO in 2017. Friedman gave tips on how to have a career like hers on an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success.” Her best advice? Say yes to opportunities early in your career and […]
The CEO of Nasdaq shares her best career advice
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2 of the 4 sisters behind Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, explain how they’re making the 190-year-old family beer business their own

Yuengling is the oldest brewery in America and the largest independent craft brewer, producing more than 2 million barrels of beer annually. Jen and Wendy Yuengling are responsible for the operations and marketing, respectively, of the family beer business, D.G. Yuengling & Son. Their father, Dick, began passing on responsibilities […]
2 of the 4 sisters behind Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, explain how they’re making the 190-year-old family beer business their own
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A ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star who filmed two TV shows, wrote a book, and ran a real-estate team at the same time figured out the key to his schedule after a reality check from his wife

Last year, “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant filmed two reality shows, wrote a book, and ran a real-estate team that closed deals worth more than $US838 million. When his real-estate business first took off six years ago, he complained to his now-wife about being busy and she replied: “You […]
A ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star who filmed two TV shows, wrote a book, and ran a real-estate team at the same time figured out the key to his schedule after a reality check from his wife
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The co-founder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years

Jeff Raider is the cofounder and co-CEO of razor company Harry’s. Raider is also a cofounder of eyeglasses company Warby Parker, and brought its vertically-integrated, direct-to-consumer model to shaving with Harry’s. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Raider explained how working himself to exhaustion across three […]
The co-founder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years
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A ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star was so broke his card was declined buying tofu at the grocery store and he cried on the subway — and he says that’s the moment that set him up for success

“Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant acted off-Broadway and hand modelled before he became a top-performing New York City real-estate broker. Serhant hit a career wall after his debit card was declined at a grocery store and in 2008 decided to get a real-estate licence. Serhant has learned that success […]
A ‘Million Dollar Listing’ star was so broke his card was declined buying tofu at the grocery store and he cried on the subway — and he says that’s the moment that set him up for success
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A business coach who’s taught thousands of people explains why it’s OK to be a jack-of-all-trades instead of knowing exactly what you want to do

Marie Forleo is a business and life coach who created the $US2,000 “B-School” class in 2010 that now has 40,000 members. Forleo calls herself a “multi-passionate entrepreneur” and finds value in being a jack-of-all-trades. Forleo recommends pursuing every passion you have because you never know when your skills can converge. […]
A business coach who’s taught thousands of people explains why it’s OK to be a jack-of-all-trades instead of knowing exactly what you want to do
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Drybar founder Alli Webb explains how she took a project she started as a stay-at-home mum and turned it into a multimillion-dollar business with more than 100 locations

Alli Webb cofounded the blowout salon Drybar in 2008, and it is now a thriving business with more than 100 locations across North America. She built the business with her brother on the financial side and her husband on the design side, an arrangement that was ultimately successful but initially […]
Drybar founder Alli Webb explains how she took a project she started as a stay-at-home mum and turned it into a multimillion-dollar business with more than 100 locations
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Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel, who built a brand worth $100 million, knew she made it when she was on the cover of Forbes — but she still didn’t feel it

Bethenny Frankel realised she was successful when she was on the cover of Forbes in 2011 after selling Skinnygirl Cocktails for $US100 million. Still, it took her some time to start making expensive purchases. Before “Real Housewives” and Skinnygirl, Frankel said she only had $US8,000 to her name. Bethenny Frankel, […]
Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel, who built a brand worth $100 million, knew she made it when she was on the cover of Forbes — but she still didn’t feel it
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An author who’s sold 12 million copies of his books says he doesn’t consider himself more successful than someone who hasn’t sold one

Author David Sedaris doesn’t consider himself more successful than someone who’s never published a book. Sedaris has written 17 books, has eight tracks on SoundCloud, and is a contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International’s “This American Life.” Sedaris said he’s made a career by being true to […]
An author who’s sold 12 million copies of his books says he doesn’t consider himself more successful than someone who hasn’t sold one
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A rocket scientist-turned-CEO proved her boss wrong early in her career by booking a ticket to Latin America — and got herself a promotion

Sylvia Acevedo was named the CEO of Girl Scouts in 2017 and introduced STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) programs to the organisation. Prior, Acevedo was a rocket scientist for NASA, industrial engineer for IBM, and presidential commissioner for the Obama White House. While at IBM, Acevedo went after a promotion […]
A rocket scientist-turned-CEO proved her boss wrong early in her career by booking a ticket to Latin America — and got herself a promotion
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‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Ryan Serhant explains how he went from broke actor to leading a top real-estate team that sold over $800 million worth of property last year

Ryan Serhant is the star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and the head of one of the top real-estate teams in America. He moved to New York City in 2006 as a struggling actor and applied skills useful in show business to real estate. Good salesmanship isn’t about forcing people […]
‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Ryan Serhant explains how he went from broke actor to leading a top real-estate team that sold over $800 million worth of property last year
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A flood of hate mail might seem like the first sign of a startup’s demise — but successful founders say customers’ fury can be a good thing

SparkNotes, the book-summary site, is one example of a startup that was so popular in its early days that it couldn’t keep up with customer demand. Other examples include GOAT, the world’s largest resale marketplace for high-end sneakers, and VIPKid, a Chinese education startup. At least one entrepreneur says this […]
A flood of hate mail might seem like the first sign of a startup’s demise — but successful founders say customers’ fury can be a good thing
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A PR firestorm around Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert’s $5.5 billion Detroit project shows that money isn’t the biggest challenge he faces in revitalizing the city

Since moving his company, Quicken Loans, to downtown Detroit in 2010, Dan Gilbert has been investing billions of dollars into the city to revive it after decades of decline. Last year, a marketing mistake confirmed many Detroiters’ fears that Gilbert’s project was looking to eliminate the city’s overwhelming black majority, […]
A PR firestorm around Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert’s $5.5 billion Detroit project shows that money isn’t the biggest challenge he faces in revitalizing the city
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The CEO of a fashion business with $28 million and an audience of 25 million decided to skip college and go straight to work after 45 minutes driving around a parking lot

Katherine Power skipped a college education entirely when she couldn’t find a parking spot on her first day of classes after driving around for 45 minutes. Instead, she worked for Touchstone Pictures and ultimately co-created the fashion blog Who What Wear. In 2006, Power became the CEO of Clique Brands […]
The CEO of a fashion business with $28 million and an audience of 25 million decided to skip college and go straight to work after 45 minutes driving around a parking lot
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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was a crucial figure in bringing casino gambling to Ohio — and it offers insight into his transformation of downtown Detroit

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is the billionaire founder of Quicken Loans and oversees more than 100 companies, including the Jack Entertainment casino group. Gilbert is based in Detroit, but in 2009 he was a pivotal champion of legalizing casino gambling in Ohio so that he could expand his business. […]
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was a crucial figure in bringing casino gambling to Ohio — and it offers insight into his transformation of downtown Detroit
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A Navy SEAL explains why you should get up at 4:30 am every day

With a busy schedule, Jocko Willink finds time to get everything done by waking up before everyone else does. Willink, former Navy SEAL and author of “Way of the Warrior Kid” explains the one habit from service that he can’t shake. For the full interview, search for “Success! How I […]
A Navy SEAL explains why you should get up at 4:30 am every day
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Sallie Krawcheck, once the ‘most powerful woman on Wall Street,’ says her startup Ellevest doesn’t ’empower’ women — because that’s not what they need

Sallie Krawcheck is the founder and CEO of Ellevest, an investment company for women. Krawcheck’s résumé includes running the wealth management branches of Bank of America (Merrill Lynch) and Citi, and she was regularly referred to in the media as “the most powerful woman on Wall Street.” She shared lessons […]
Sallie Krawcheck, once the ‘most powerful woman on Wall Street,’ says her startup Ellevest doesn’t ’empower’ women  —  because that’s not what they need
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Media mogul Tina Brown on what she learned transforming Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, enduring a failed partnership with Harvey Weinstein, and what the #MeToo movement is missing

Tina Brown led the successful relaunch of Vanity Fair in the 1980s, revitalized The New Yorker in the ’90s, and later built The Daily Beast. She now runs the Women in the World Summit, which highlights the stories of activists from around the world fighting for women’s rights. She told […]
Media mogul Tina Brown on what she learned transforming Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, enduring a failed partnership with Harvey Weinstein, and what the #MeToo movement is missing
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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on his poor grades in school, his biggest fear when he’s away from Earth, and how SpaceX fits into the future of interplanetary travel

Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly had four missions in space, including a 340-day trip aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016. On our “Success” podcast, he describes himself as a distracted kid who figured out his life later than his identical twin brother Mark, who also became an astronaut. He […]
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on his poor grades in school, his biggest fear when he’s away from Earth, and how SpaceX fits into the future of interplanetary travel
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Media mogul Barry Diller has a nontraditional approach to finding execs — and Vimeo’s 34-year-old CEO is a great example of how it can work

Vimeo CEOAnjali Sud, 34, took the job in July 2017, after being promoted internally. Vimeo is part of conglomerate IAC, chaired by influential media mogul Barry Diller. Diller has instilled in IAC his philosophy of developing young leadership instead of hiring outsider veterans to head his biggest projects. This post […]
Media mogul Barry Diller has a nontraditional approach to finding execs  —  and Vimeo’s 34-year-old CEO is a great example of how it can work
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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has a new memoir called “Make Trouble.” Richards brought Planned Parenthood back to its movement roots and has defended it from members of Congress throughout her tenure. Planned Parenthood provides a wide variety of women’s health services across the United States, but its abortion services […]
Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight
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The 32-year-old who sold his first company for $80 million and a second for $2 billion talks about writing to Richard Branson, how he’s a terrible employee, and why he never intends to build companies to sell them

Nat Turner agreed to sell his company, Flatiron Health, to healthcare giant Roche in February for $US1.9 billion. Flatiron Health creates software for cancer centres that organizes patient data and makes some of it available to researchers, which supplements the results of clinical trials. Turner has been an entrepreneur since […]
The 32-year-old who sold his first company for $80 million and a second for $2 billion talks about writing to Richard Branson, how he’s a terrible employee, and why he never intends to build companies to sell them
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One of tech’s most prolific entrepreneurs reveals how he and Elon Musk are trying to eliminate illiteracy, and why he thinks human placentas may hold a key toward ‘an indefinite human life span’

Peter Diamandis is a serial entrepreneur known for his work in space. He is the executive chairman and founder of the X Prize Foundation, the executive founder of Singularity University and International Space University, and the co-executive chairman of Planetary Resources, among other organisations. When we asked Peter Diamandis how […]
One of tech’s most prolific entrepreneurs reveals how he and Elon Musk are trying to eliminate illiteracy, and why he thinks human placentas may hold a key toward ‘an indefinite human life span’
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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wants to give low-income Americans $500 a month, no strings attached — and he’s convinced it will boost the economy

Chris Hughes is a cofounder of Facebook and the Economic Security Project. He is advocating a guaranteed monthly income of $US500 for working Americans who are part of households making less than $US50,000 a year. The initiative is aimed at growing the US’s economy by bringing money to low-income communities […]
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wants to give low-income Americans $500 a month, no strings attached  —  and he’s convinced it will boost the economy
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The man who helped Stephen Hawking achieve his lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity remembers what it was like to watch the acclaimed physicist break free of his wheelchair

The revered physicist Stephen Hawking died Wednesday. Eleven years before his death, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity. A serial entrepreneur named Peter Diamandis brought Hawking aboard one of his company’s Zero G planes in 2007. Diamandis pushed back against the Federal Aviation Administration, which didn’t want […]
The man who helped Stephen Hawking achieve his lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity remembers what it was like to watch the acclaimed physicist break free of his wheelchair
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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes reveals how a walk with Mark Zuckerberg changed his life — and the strange feeling he had when he suddenly became extremely wealthy at age 29

Chris Hughes rose to prominence as a cofounder of Facebook and the director of online organising for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. His new book, “Fair Shot,” is part memoir, part policy proposal. Through his organisation the Economic Security Council, he’s advocating for a monthly check of $US500 for Americans […]
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes reveals how a walk with Mark Zuckerberg changed his life  —  and the strange feeling he had when he suddenly became extremely wealthy at age 29