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A 27-year-old entrepreneur who built a million-dollar business with clients like Drake and Lil Wayne credits a diamond-studded $40,000 watch with changing his approach to money

Larry Morrow is a well-connected entrepreneur in New Orleans. He owns a restaurant and throws parties for high-profile clients like Drake, Floyd Mayweather, and Mary J. Blige. At first, Morrow spent the money he earned on material items, like a $US40,000 diamond-studded watch. But once he realised he didn’t feel […]
A 27-year-old entrepreneur who built a million-dollar business with clients like Drake and Lil Wayne credits a diamond-studded $40,000 watch with changing his approach to money
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A 27-year-old entrepreneur who built a million-dollar business with clients like Drake and Lil Wayne says a game he played at age 10 taught him 2 lifelong lessons about money

Larry Morrow is a well-connected entrepreneur in New Orleans. From booking Floyd Mayweather to Mary J. Blige, he handles everything from party and performances to his new restaurant, Morrow’s. The 27-year-old says he learned to take big risks as a young kid shooting dice behind a barbershop. At 27 years […]
A 27-year-old entrepreneur who built a million-dollar business with clients like Drake and Lil Wayne says a game he played at age 10 taught him 2 lifelong lessons about money
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The Daily Beast CEO Heather Dietrick once had to tell 200 people that Gawker was going bankrupt, and she says that ‘wartime’ leadership style serves her just as well when everything is at peace

Heather Dietrick is the CEO of the Daily Beast. She was the president of Gawker during the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, which brought down the company. Dietrick says she’s embraced risk taking, and it’s led to unusual job opportunities that have paid off. When Heather Dietrick came to the Daily Beast […]
The Daily Beast CEO Heather Dietrick once had to tell 200 people that Gawker was going bankrupt, and she says that ‘wartime’ leadership style serves her just as well when everything is at peace
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Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, is a sixth-generation family company run by 4 sisters who have figured out how to work with family without losing their minds

Four sisters run Yuengling, the oldest family-run brewery in America producing more than 2 million barrels of beer annually. Each sister brings a different skill set to the company, which helps keep the brewery flowing. If the sisters have a new idea, they run it by their father, Dick Yuengling, […]
Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, is a sixth-generation family company run by 4 sisters who have figured out how to work with family without losing their minds
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The sisters behind Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, didn’t realise strangers knew their name until they left their hometown for college

D.G. Yuengling & Son started producing beer in 1829 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, making it the oldest family-run ;brewery in America. The four Yuengling sisters who run the brewery today did not realise the significance of their last name until they went to college. Working with family can be difficult at […]
The sisters behind Yuengling, America’s largest independent brewery, didn’t realise strangers knew their name until they left their hometown for college
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‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days

Image sharing site Pinterest was founded right after the financial crisis, which made it difficult to fund. When pitching to investors, Pinterest cofounder and CEOBen Silbermann wouldn’t over-promise what the company could do. After going through several pitch meetings with venture capitalists, Silbermann learned that he needed to do more […]
‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days
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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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Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls

Former CIA director John Brennan worked with Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. He left the position in January 2017. In August 2018, President Donald Trump released a statement saying Brennan’s security clearance had been revoked. On Business Insider’s podcast, “This Is Success,” Brennan talked about middle-of-the-night […]
Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls
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