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  • Shazam, the musical unicorn with 100 million users Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    After more than 15 billion "Shazams," the company that makes the music identification app, is now worth more than $1 billion.

  • Smartphones are facing extinction. Seriously! Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Is the smartphone becoming extinct?

    The smartphone market is about to become extinct, and Apple could become the next BlackBerry. Seriously.

  • Are European CEOs gaining confidence? Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Are European CEOs gaining confidence?

    Andrew Lloyd Bailey, chairman of the Bailey Group, discusses YPO's Global Pulse Index, saying that investment in non-EU Europe has been dragged down by Russia and Ukraine.

  • Why CEOs are feeling more confident about China

    Stanley Szeto, CEO of Lever Style, discusses the improved outlook for China among CEOs around the world surveyed for the latest YPO global pulse report.

  • CEO optimism dropping: Survey Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    CEO optimism dropping: Survey

    Corporate confidence is slipping, according to the latest results from the Young Presidents' Organization.

  • A campus brain drain in the US no one talks about Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Immigration reform protesters march to the White House last August.

    Immigration policy discards some of the brightest college grads because they are foreigners, and it's costing our entrepreneurial economy.

  • Next billion-dollar unicorns won't be from the US Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Unicorns, start-ups valued at $1 billion or more, are Silicon Valley's sexiest bets, and it's a trend about to become increasingly global.

  • CEO cuts own salary to give employees a raise Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    CEO cuts own salary to give employees a raise

    Protests over minimum wage continue to spread across the U.S. Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price is cutting his own salary to pay all employees a minimum of at least $70,000 by 2017.

  • Asia's alternative bank Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Asia's alternative bank

    The U.K.; Germany; France and Italy have signed on to join China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Discussing America's opposition, with CNBC's Jeff Cox and Ravin Ghandi, GMM Nonstick Coatings CEO and YPO member.

  • 7 keys to building a billion-dollar global brand Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    How do consumer brands become billion-dollar franchises? These 7 keys are shared across many blockbuster products.

  • Time to invest in autonomous driving software Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    Time to invest in autonomous driving software

    Hardeep Walia, CEO of Motif Investing shares his latest investment plan, the "connected car motif,' which invests in autonomous driving software companies.

  • How CEOs can outwit artificial intelligence Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Michelangelo hand with human hand

    Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have warned of the threat to humanity from A.I., but what about the threat to CEOs? They’ve got a lot to learn.

  • This kid entrepreneur made $5,000 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    This kid entrepreneur made $5,000

    Yash Semlani, an 8-year-old entrepreneur, tells CNBC's Martin Song how his first business venture made $5,000.

  • The millionaire offering a one-way ticket to Mars Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    An outside view of conceptual Mars One habitats

    Bas Lansdorp has raised funding for Mars One and has chosen 100 candidates to colonize the Red Planet. Is his dream technically feasible?

  • Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    Why export-oriented Greek firms are attractive

    Anastasios Economou, Founder of investment holding firm Igroup, explains how he's hedging for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone and returning to its own currency.

  • Starbucks who? The other java king named Schultz Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Kona coffee beans growing in Kona, Hawaii

    Starbucks created the coffee industry, but there's room for new business models to compete against it, says Ed Schultz of Honolulu Coffee.

  • Olivia Newton-John on wellness Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:46 AM ET
    Olivia Newton-John on wellness

    Olivia Newton-John, singer and philanthropist, discusses her Cancer and Wellness Centre and her experience as a cancer survivor.

  • How I managed millennials to $100 million in sales Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Millennials working computer

    David Glickman, CEO of Ultra Mobile, explains how he managed a millennial team to grow his company to more than $100 million in two years.

  • This project aims to end extreme poverty by 2030 Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:15 PM ET
    This project aims to end extreme poverty by 2030

    Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project, describes how structural impediments, like restricted education for girls and limited access to vaccinations, traps people into poverty.

  • Say goodbye to traditional refueling Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Say goodbye to traditional refueling

    Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, expects oil companies and retail oil outlets to soon become redundant as electric vehicles become more popular.

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