SUCCESS Talks Collection April 2016

Kendra Scott on Building a Family Friendly Business

“When I started Kendra Scott Jewelry out of the extra bedroom of my home, I decided early on that I would never say no. If someone called me and needed something for non-profit I would always have something to give. I could make a pair of earrings. I could make a necklace. What matters to our customers, matters to us.”

Fashion is a business where success is as fleeting as the newest fad. Yet, Kendra Scott, who started her jewelry business with $500 and a spare bedroom, has taken the industry by storm. SUCCESS staffer Paige Dungan sat down with Scott to discuss how she keeps family and philanthropy at the center of her multimillion-dollar company.


Kevin O’Leary on Being Able to Handle the Truth

“The pursuit of money is not what being an entrepreneur is all about. It’s about the pursuit of freedom.” — Kevin O’Leary

Millionaire entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary is known for his ruthless and outspoken opinions on ABC’s entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank. Known as “Mr. Wonderful” to viewers, O’Leary’s success story started where most do—with a simple idea. From his basement, he launched Softkey, an education software company, and later sold it for a whopping $3.7 billion. True to form, he didn’t leave his newfound wealth in the hands of others; he took control himself and founded a mutual fund company, O’Leary Funds. In this interview, learn how he fought his way to the top of the tank.


SUCCESS Talks, the popular audio program included in every issue of SUCCESS magazine, is now available as a podcast. SUCCESS Talks features fascinating interviews with prominent business, creative and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Anne Sweeney, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss and Barbara Corcoran. SUCCESS Talks focuses on helping the listener nurture and develop their mind, body and spirit. Each month is thematically different and includes key takeaways designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and live your true passion.

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Josh Ellis is the editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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