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  • Here's One Way to 'Blow Up' the Fast Food Industry Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    A former McDonald’s executive and a food-obsessed investment banker are trying to blow up the fast food industry. How? They’re building a chain of restaurants — called Lyfe Kitchen — serving locally grown, sustainable, gourmet, fast, and cheap meals.

  • Political Gulf Deepens Between Old, Young Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Younger Americans' political views are more in line with the Democratic Party on key issues, according to a new research, widening further from their older counterparts.

  • Who Is the Entrepreneur of the Year? Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Last week Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and owner of Chobani Inc., producer of an American brand Greek-style yogurt, beat out nearly 2,000 of the world’s best entrepreneurs to be named the overall winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year.

  • After three days of punishment in the jungle, on a volcano, along sandy beaches and over Class IV rapids (in biking gear) what lessons did we take away and can bring to life, businesses and those we lead?

  • Take That Scrooge! Corporate Gift Giving on Rise Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    Corporate gift giving has never been trickier. Despite this, the value of gifts given to clients is on the rise.

  • Global Entrepreneurs: Ambassadors of World Peace? Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    The world is getting smaller for entrepreneurs, and that’s a good thing. It gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to make an impact on more than just their businesses.

  • Disruptions: A $1 Billion Start-Up Might Not Be So Fun Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    Being in the Billion-Dollar Club limits how, and if, a start-up can get out. For one thing, when you’re the most expensive product on the shelf, very few companies can afford to buy you.

  • Spotify in Top League With $3 Billion Valuation Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on the company and completes its eight-month search for new funding, according to two people familiar with the situation.

  • Creating Startup Communities Everywhere Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:53 PM ET

    We are shifting into a network society that is a product of the post-information era. Startups, and entrepreneurs, are at the core of this reinvention of the way we work and live.

  • Yellowstone Club: Steep Slopes, Steeper Entry Requirements Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Want to ski at the Yellowstone Club? Be prepared to pay.

  • Why High-Impact Entrepreneurship Matters Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    Recently, Bono admitted to  “humbling” realizations about foreign aid:   “job creators and innovators are ... the key, and aid is just a bridge.” It’s no secret: the world needs jobs.

  • Five Things to Consider Before Embracing the Cloud Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 3:39 PM ET

    In theory, the cloud is great. It simplifies actions, such as billing. It lets businesses reduce their information technology costs. And it claims to be infinitely scalable. In the real world, though, it doesn't always work as well as advertised.

  • Creating Ecosystems of Entrepreneurship Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    A successful microeconomic strategy draws on a region’s unique strengths, then integrates the value chain to create ecosystems of entrepreneurship that support innovation and new business formation.

  • Imagine a place where high-impact entrepreneurs are so pleased that they don’t complain. Would those be entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley perhaps? Not so.

  • Where's the Next Hot Startup Spot? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    An entrepreneurial ecosystem has sprouted in what some would say is a most unexpected community. It has all the elements of a large city effort, including support for technology startups as well as the 98 percent of startups that are not technology-based.

  • The Hardest Thing Is Just to Start Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Shortly after the Icelandic economy crashed in 2008, we founded our first company. Call us crazy, but in the midst of thousands losing their jobs and the first en masse public protest against the government since Iceland’s induction into NATO in 1949, we decided to start a board game company. It was a blast.

  • Young, Confident and Leading Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Some 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed — 47 percent of the unemployed globally. Economic leaders have been stumped as to what to do about it. Now Generation Y is taking matters into its own hands.

  • Can Veteran Small Businesses Jumpstart the Economy? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    An engineering degree and business school training gave Justin Ashton the background he needed to start a high tech company, but it was serving six years as an Air Force intelligence officer that taught him the skills he needs to lead the firm.

  • Child’s Education, but Parents’ Crushing Loans Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education have since fallen on tough times because of the recession, health problems and job loss.

  • A Bidding Frenzy...for This Guy's Last Name?! Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    Jason Sadler is the kind of guy who will sell you the shirt off his back. Now, he's going to go one better — he'll sell you the name off his driver's license!

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