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Malcolm Gladwell: ‘The Greatest Entrepreneurs Are Amoral’


Malcolm Gladwell, best selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, was recently interviewed at Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon.  The more than hour-long conversation touched upon a range of topics, including entrepreneurship. When asked to explain his views on morality in entrepreneurship, Gladwell says that “the greatest entrepreneurs are amoral” and promptly clarifies… Read more »

Timothy Chi of WeddingWire Aims To Make Wedding Planning Less Frustrating

Timothy Chi, WeddingWire CEO & Co-Founder

Getting married and planning a wedding can be a time consuming and frustrating process (that’s what they tell me anyway).  Some bride-and-groom-zillas live for planning each detail of the big day, while others look for great resources to help ease the stress of the occasion. Timothy Chi found his wedding planning experience to be a frustrating one and decided to try… Read more »

Marc Kiven of BrightTag On The Importance Of “Data As The Fuel” For Online Marketing

Marc Kiven BrightTag Founder

After spending much of his career on the road while living in Chicago, serial entrepreneur Marc Kiven was excited to finally create a company, BrightTag, based in the Windy City. Leveraging his fifteen years of online marketing and advertising experience, BrightTag aims to help publishers of all kinds by creating a product that leads to real-time control over… Read more »

What Mom Taught Me: Advice From 8 Entrepreneurs


It is often said that “Mom knows best.” The sage advice that follows – shared with us by some of our favorite startup founders – lends credibility to that oft-overused statement.  Follow the advice of the moms of successful entrepreneurs, and maybe you too will see your hard work, sweat equity, and passion for what… Read more »

13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Mallory Kievman: “Don’t Take No for an Answer” [Interview]


Mallory Kievman, an eighth grader in Connecticut, is turning her science fair project into a business. Working with her father, Kievman has spent her free time in the kitchen concocting Hiccupops, lollipops with apple cider vinegar that aim to cure hiccups. As the New York Times reports, she won prizes for innovation and patentability (the… Read more »

The Brains Behind the “Infinite Closet”, An Interview with Nikki Durkin of 99dresses


Anyone who has waited on a girlfriend to get ready for anything that involves being seen in public knows firsthand that no amount of clothes will ever solve the riddle that is leaving the house quickly.  There is no closet big enough.  That is, unless, there were an infinite closet. This is the female-utopia that Nikki Durkin, founder… Read more »