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An entrepreneur who landed a $250,000 offer on ‘Shark Tank’ was thrilled when a Shark said her company ‘sucks’ and questioned its valuation

Nicki Radzely, the cofounder of Doddle & Co., appeared on “Shark Tank” in January to pitch the Pop Pacifier. During the episode, Daymond John told Radzely her company “sucks” and questioned why she had valued her business at $US5 million. Radzely ultimately accepted a $US250,000 offer from Kevin O’Leary. Looking […]
An entrepreneur who landed a $250,000 offer on ‘Shark Tank’ was thrilled when a Shark said her company ‘sucks’ and questioned its valuation
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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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‘What’s the purpose that brands have?’: The company behind Nabisco and Cadbury is making a major change to packaging after asking customers what they want

MondelēzInternational is the owner of billion-dollar snack brands like Nabisco and Cadbury. It announced Tuesday it will make all packaging for all of its brands recyclable by 2025 and will eliminate 65 million kg of packaging by 2020. This article is part of Business Insider’s ongoing series on Better Capitalism. […]
‘What’s the purpose that brands have?’: The company behind Nabisco and Cadbury is making a major change to packaging after asking customers what they want
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Former Navy SEAL commanders who have worked with more than 400 businesses teach leaders to be aggressive — but not in the way most people think

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are former Navy SEAL commanders with a new book, “The Dichotomy of Leadership.” Their leadership consulting firm, Echelon Front, has worked with more than 400 businesses since its founding in 2010. They teach being “Default: Aggressive,” which means being proactive rather than passive or reliant […]
Former Navy SEAL commanders who have worked with more than 400 businesses teach leaders to be aggressive — but not in the way most people think
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A former Y Combinator partner realised the most successful founders don’t always look good on paper — there’s a much more reliable sign they’re destined for greatness

Harj Taggar is a former partner at Y Combinator, the tech accelerator that launched a number of successful startups including Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart. He’s currently the cofounder and CEO of Triplebyte. Taggar said he and his YC partners placed a high value on learning what applicants did in their […]
A former Y Combinator partner realised the most successful founders don’t always look good on paper — there’s a much more reliable sign they’re destined for greatness
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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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Keep your day job, move slowly, and don’t worry about building a unicorn: A New York ‘startup school’ eschews everything Silicon Valley ever preached

Many people wonder how to start a business successfully. According to Brian Scordato, the founder of Tacklebox Accelerator, the first thing to do is keep your day job. Tacklebox is a six-week program geared toward founders with full-time jobs. Scordato helps those founders bring their business concepts to fruition, slowly […]
Keep your day job, move slowly, and don’t worry about building a unicorn: A New York ‘startup school’ eschews everything Silicon Valley ever preached
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The oldest college in every US state

The oldest college in each US state includes some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country and several flagship state universities. The oldest college in the United States is Harvard University, founded in 1636. Meanwhile, the most recent state to get a college for the first time is […]
The oldest college in every US state
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The 35 best business schools in the US

The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS has released its 2019 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating 251 of the best business schools in the world, 109 of which are located in the United States. QS based its ranking on surveys […]
The 35 best business schools in the US
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A startup CEO who was turned down 100 times before raising $5 million says he suffers from ‘impostor syndrome’ — and he hopes it never goes away

“Impostor syndrome” is the phenomenon in which people don’t think they deserve their success and fear being exposed as frauds. Johnny Reinsch, CEO of fintech startup Qwil, said he’s had impostor syndrome since he cofounded his company in 2015. Reinsch said he hopes his impostor syndrome never goes away because […]
A startup CEO who was turned down 100 times before raising $5 million says he suffers from ‘impostor syndrome’ — and he hopes it never goes away
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Actress Elizabeth Banks spoke to a Dunkin’ Doughnuts exec about why the company is changing its name, and took away a career lesson anyone can use

Actress, director, and producer Elizabeth Banks recently hosted a series of podcasts and films featuring mid-cap companies that are re-inventing themselves in the face of business challenges. These spots were part of the series CrazyEnough2Work, created by State Street Global Advisors. The most valuable lesson she learned over the course […]
Actress Elizabeth Banks spoke to a Dunkin’ Doughnuts exec about why the company is changing its name, and took away a career lesson anyone can use
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6 CEOs and execs share the productivity apps they can’t live without

Productivity apps can be extremely helpful tools for managing your daily responsibilities. With so many apps designed to help with productivity, forming habits, and organisation, there are almost too many to choose from. However, some entrepreneurs, like founder of UGG boots Brian Smith, credit some of their success to their […]
6 CEOs and execs share the productivity apps they can’t live without
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When CEO Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he started defusing its toxic culture by handing each of his execs a 15-year-old book by a psychologist

MicrosoftCEO Satya Nadella bought all the members of his senior leadership team a copy of the book “Nonviolent Communication” in 2014 when he took over the company. At the time, Microsoft was known for having a culture of hostility, infighting, and backstabbing. “Nonviolent Communication” preaches compassion and empathy in communication, […]
When CEO Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he started defusing its toxic culture by handing each of his execs a 15-year-old book by a psychologist
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People think startup founders go on ‘Shark Tank’ for big-name investors and a pile of cash, but entrepreneurs who have done it say that’s not really the point

“Shark Tank” alumni, including the founders of Bombas and Coffee Meets Bagel, say their experience on the show was valuable even beyond getting an offer. For example, it forced the entrepreneurs to think about their business more carefully as they prepared for their appearance. Those founders who received offers say […]
People think startup founders go on ‘Shark Tank’ for big-name investors and a pile of cash, but entrepreneurs who have done it say that’s not really the point
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A US Marine Corps veteran who teaches people to be mentally strong says the biggest killer of success is a daily choice people make

A surefire way to sabotage your success is to act inconsistently. That’s according to Marine Corps veteran and mental toughness coach Andrew Wittman, author of the forthcoming “Seven Secrets of Resilience for Parents.” As a parent, it’s important to keep your promises and enforce consequences. As a manager, it’s important […]
A US Marine Corps veteran who teaches people to be mentally strong says the biggest killer of success is a daily choice people make
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A ‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur who panicked and forgot her own name during rehearsals stayed up all night practicing her pitch for 12 hours, and ultimately landed a $250,000 offer

The day before she appeared on “Shark Tank,” Doddle & Co cofounder Nicki Radzely froze up and forgot her name during the final rehearsal. Radzely, who was pitching the Pop Pacifier, had to appear on the show alone because her cofounder, Janna Badger, had just given birth. Despite all the […]
A ‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur who panicked and forgot her own name during rehearsals stayed up all night practicing her pitch for 12 hours, and ultimately landed a $250,000 offer
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The 50 best MBA programs in the world, and how much they cost

The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS has released its 2020 Global MBA Ranking, evaluating more than 240 of the best business schools in the world. QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, […]
The 50 best MBA programs in the world, and how much they cost
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Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says Amazon’s HQ2 has prompted a contest ‘to find America’s dumbest and most vulnerable mayor’

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He made a fortune as one of Amazon’s earliest investors, but thinks the company has become too large. He thinks the competition for Amazon’s upcoming second headquarters is indicative of too much influence, which has become “corrosive.” This […]
Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says Amazon’s HQ2 has prompted a contest ‘to find America’s dumbest and most vulnerable mayor’
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Wealthy venture capitalist and political activist Nick Hanauer says there have been 3 fundamental failures of capitalism over the past 40 years

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He successfully lobbied for a raise in Seattle’s minimum wage, and has been outspoken about raising it throughout the country. He believes that there are three foundational mistakes in the way capitalism has been practiced in the US […]
Wealthy venture capitalist and political activist Nick Hanauer says there have been 3 fundamental failures of capitalism over the past 40 years
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Israel’s tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the ‘Startup Nation,’ but a local venture capitalist says it’s in danger of losing its entrepreneurial edge

Israel is often called the “Startup Nation” due to the sheer number of entrepreneurs and tech companies in the country of 9 million people. Itzik Frid, a longtime Israeli tech entrepreneur and the CEO of a startup incubator focused on Arab-led startups, believes that the country will lose its edge […]
Israel’s tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the ‘Startup Nation,’ but a local venture capitalist says it’s in danger of losing its entrepreneurial edge
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Mark Cuban just revealed he has nearly $1 billion in Amazon stock. Here are all the ways the ‘Shark Tank’ investor made and spends his $4.1 billion fortune.

Mark Cuban has an estimated net worth of $US4.1 billion, according to Forbes. He’s earned his fortune through a lifetime of business deals, including the $US5.7 billion sale of Broadcast.com, his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks, and investments made on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” He also just revealed he has nearly […]
Mark Cuban just revealed he has nearly $1 billion in Amazon stock. Here are all the ways the ‘Shark Tank’ investor made and spends his $4.1 billion fortune.
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The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Ramona Smith, a high-school teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in Chicago last month. In her winning speech, Smith used a body-language technique she learned from a previous speaking champion: keeping her palms facing out toward the audience. Opening your palms conveys vulnerability to the […]
The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner
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‘This is going to end badly for everyone’: Wealthy venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is on a mission to fix the American economy before it’s too late

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He successfully lobbied for a raise in Seattle’s minimum wage, and has been outspoken about raising it throughout the country. Hanauer said we should not fear capitalism as a whole, but fear the system neoliberalism has given us […]
‘This is going to end badly for everyone’: Wealthy venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is on a mission to fix the American economy before it’s too late
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Netflix says the best thing about working there is also the worst

Netflix invited people to ask their questions about working at the company in a LinkedIn thread. One person asked about the best and worst things about working at the company. A spokesperson for Netflix responded that the answer to both is the same: “the freedom to do whatever you think […]
Netflix says the best thing about working there is also the worst
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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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The 25 most conservative colleges in America

Niche ranked the most conservative colleges in America as part of its annual series of college rankings. Most of the top 25 are private Christian colleges. The South is the most represented region on the list. As part of its annual series of school rankings, Niche ranked hundreds of American […]
The 25 most conservative colleges in America
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Goldman Sachs’ head of HR says an ‘underrated’ factor should make a big difference in which job you choose — especially if you’re going to be logging long hours

Goldman Sachs‘ head of human resources, Dane Holmes, spoke to Goldman interns this summer about his best advice for launching a successful career. Holmes said the single most underrated factor when choosing a job is the quality of your prospective coworkers. In fact, Holmes said the particular job you’re doing […]
Goldman Sachs’ head of HR says an ‘underrated’ factor should make a big difference in which job you choose — especially if you’re going to be logging long hours