Here’s an inspiring quote from a famous billionaire: “The future is real. But the past is all made up.” In a classic entrepreneur move, this quote up-ends the common way of seeing things. But it’s meaningful: as a powerful billionaire, you get to re-write your own mythology even while shaping the future of the species. […]
Few people will remember 2020 fondly. But one thing that did come from the year that Covid struck was that a lot of people tried new things. Some took up baking. Others tried working from home. And, across the world, more than 10,000 entrepreneurial teams launched new startups. In fact, global startup funding rose 42% […]
With unemployment claims at historic highs and consumer confidence at historic lows, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold damage to the global economy. The current economic downturn may discourage some would-be entrepreneurs from starting their own businesses, but history shows that a great business concept can succeed in any environment. Using data from SEC filings, […]
The world of commerce is dominated by a handful of big brands. In the fashion industry alone, 20 major companies control 97% of global retail profit. And five familiar names account for more than 20% of the value of the entire S&P 500 stock market index. You can probably guess what those five names are. […]
“I try to learn a word a day,” boasts Vice President Selina Meyer’s (highly successful) personal trainer in Season 3 of Veep. “I love words very Ardently.” Schoolkids, businesspeople, and politicians alike are praised for their knowledge of a vast number of words. But are there any benefits to a big vocabulary besides sounding like […]
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