Business

Greening Your Business

By Sally Deneen / August 26, 2008 /

A surprising thing happened after David Bach moved his family into New York City’s first green residential tower, The Solaire, which features views of the Hudson River, filtered fresh air pumped into each apartment and rooftop solar panels that prompted a tour by Arnold Schwarzenegger. After he and his family moved in, Bach’s allergies went…

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Zig Ziglar’s Lessons From The Top

By Erin Casey / August 26, 2008 /

From Zig Ziglar’s perspective, success is only real when it encompasses every area of lif

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John Maxwell: The Miracle of Teamwork

By Michael Garrett / June 6, 2008 /

John C. Maxwell; Utilize the strengths of a great team and you’ll achieve more than you ever imagined possible.

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Greatest Entertainment Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Lisa Ocker / May 6, 2008 /

P.T. Barnum 1810-1891 A master showman and eccentric entertainer, P.T. Barnum produced "The Greatest Show on Earth". Famous for his self-promotion, his entrepreneurial talent was in attracting publicity with handbills and billboards. Above all else, he was a businessman who understood his times and knew how to profit from them. With few diversions available for…

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Greatest Fashion Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Lisa Ocker / May 6, 2008 /

Ralph Lauren b. 1939 The name Ralph Lauren conjures images of classic Americana ensconced in high-end luxury, and that’s exactly how the New York-born fashion designer intended it. Instead of selling just clothes, he sold a lifestyle that he portrayed with his distinctive advertisements of fair-haired boys in khaki chinos, elegant brunettes in sharp, white,…

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Greatest Financial Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Lisa Ocker / May 6, 2008 /

Charles Schwab b. 1937 Charles Schwab made investing even more accessible as a pioneer in the discount brokerage business. His company reduced trade commissions and gave more power to consumers to pick and choose their investments. Schwab also introduced e-commerce investing, allowing clients to execute, buy and sell orders online. Quote: "A man can succeed…

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Greatest Franchising Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Michael Garrett / May 6, 2008 /

Ray Kroc 1902-1984 Ray Kroc died in 1984, just a few short months before McDonald’s sold its 50 billionth hamburger. One of the most well known success stories in American business history, Kroc developed a sophisticated operating system that essentially put hamburgers on an assembly line. He perfected processes and imposed such discipline on the…

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Greatest Hospitality Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Michael Garrett / May 6, 2008 /

William Becker 1921-2007 Paul Greene 1914-1994 They weren't the first to create no-frills lodging, but William Becker and Paul Greene reinvented the budget hotel in 1962 when they opened their first Motel 6 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Their predecessors, Best Western and Holiday Inn, wanted to sidestep the proletarian image of "motor" or "highway hotels"…

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Greatest Industrial Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Shelby Skrhak / May 6, 2008 /

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 No list of greatest entrepreneurs would be complete without America's original entrepreneur, Benjamin Franklin. He was a printer and self-taught writer whose witty conversational writing style made his Pennsylvania Gazette and Poor Richard's Almanack the most successful publications in the country. His printing operations were so successful that he franchised printing in…

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Greatest Internet Entrepreneurs of All Time

By Michael Garrett / May 6, 2008 /

Jeff Bezos b. 1964 Jeff Bezos didn't invent online shopping, but his little online-bookstore experiment has changed the way consumers purchase almost anything–books, music, clothing, jewelry and, most recently, wine. The founder and CEO of Amazon.com survived the dot-com bust of the 1990s with a handful of contemporaries such as eBay, Yahoo and Google. And…

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