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  • The Power of Storytelling - by Jim Holtje

    In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.

  • Farmer Howard Buffett Gets Spotlight in Primetime Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:22 PM ET
    Howard Buffett drives a piece of farm equipment in this frame grab from a profile of Warren Buffett's son on CBS' 60 Minutes.

    Howard Buffett, Warren's oldest son, was the subject of an in-depth profile on the CBS News program 60 Minutes over the weekend.  He's shown as a hands-on Nebraska farmer who likes to harvest his own crops.

  • Steve Jobs | 1955 - 2011

    In his last years, Steven P. Jobs veered from exotic diets to cutting-edge treatments as he fought the cancer that ultimately took his life, according to a new biography to be published on Monday. The New York Times reports.

  • With Time Running Short, Jobs Managed His Farewells Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    In February, Steven P. Jobs had learned that, after years of fighting cancer, his time was becoming shorter. He quietly told a few acquaintances, and they, in turn, whispered to others. And so a pilgrimage began. The New York Times reports.

  • Biggest Businesses Run by College Dropouts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Position: CEO, CarnivalMarket Cap: $19.6 billion Instead of spending four years in college, this chief executive spent time working his way up the chain of command at . Micky Arison, the CEO of Carnival, started in the sales department and was promoted to reservations manager in 1974. He was later promoted to vice president of passenger traffic and just three years later he was named president of the company. Arison helped acquire Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Westours, allowing Car

    From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.

  • 12 public figures cursed by protest Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015.

    A gallery of protesters and pie-throwers and the public figures they have tormented.

  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett has made his scheduled annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  After six years, Buffett has donated a total of 132.4 million Berkshire Class B shares, worth $10.3 billion at today's closing price.

  • Zuckerberg - Not Your Typical Comic Book Hero Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    Last winter I reported that Mark Zuckerberg would be the subject of a comic book. Turns out it was a hit. The publisher says he sold out just on pre-orders. Now a sequel is in the works, the story has been optioned for a potential movie, and a comic book is coming out next month about Steve Jobs.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Innovative Manufacturing Can Grow US Economy Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET
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    The years following the Great Recession will feature the reemergence of U.S. manufacturing—everything from aeronautics to robots in warehouses, to high-speed cotton mills and 3-D model-making—but this generation of manufacturing will be polished and enhanced with technology.

  • Buffett at Berkshire Shareholder Gathering Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire investor and Berkshire-Hathaway founder Warren Buffett talks to Becky about the economy, David Sokol and his outlook for the future.

  • Attacking Warren Buffett Is 'Inappropriate': Cooperman Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Last week's attack on Warren Buffett by Wisdom Tree Investments Chairman Michael Steinhardt was "inappropriate and misses the point," Omega Chairman Leon Cooperman told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Regrets and Resentment in Microsoft Partnership Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 8:03 AM ET
    Paul Allen

    Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, may be one of the world’s richest men, but he still resents his former partner, Bill Gates, for not sharing enough credit or giving him his due financially, the New York Times reports.

  • These Big-Name Investors Like Apple and Sprint Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
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    SAC Capital increased its holding in Apple and Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Sprint Nextel, according to new SEC filings.

  • Technology Can Improve US Education: Gates Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:13 PM ET
    Bill and Melinda Gates

    The use of technology and learning from other countries are two good ways to boost the US education system, Bill and Melinda Gates, cofounders of the charitable organization the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told CNBC Friday.

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    In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • What's Obama Trying to Bolster? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 7:40 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Mr. Buffett Goes to the White House ... Again Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

    For the second time this year, Warren Buffett has met with President Obama in the White House's Oval Office.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Nasdaq Hits 3-Year High Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses to end narrowly mixed Thursday as Treasury prices firmed and the dollar stabilized. McDonald's and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.