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Entrepreneurs, Thought-Leaders Unveil Tips at Inc 500|5000 Conference

You can't leave an INC 500/5000 conference without a list of great concepts and ideas to implement upon your office return. Such was the case as I travel back to Kansas City from a superstar lineup of speakers in Washington D.C. this year. Though the shutdown kept us out of the museums, Inc's lineup kept us in the meeting rooms, listening intently to likes of Jim Collins, Jack Stack, Marc Ecko and Kauffman's own Ted Zoller.

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Annette Beck
on October 21, 2013
Khan Academy Launches Entrepreneurship Series

Our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman, once said: "It's your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed". He was talking to entrepreneurs: those people who create new ventures, building visions into reality. Indeed, entrepreneurs are uncommon in many ways. They create something from nothing. They see problems (and solutions) that others might not. They take personal and financial risks.

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Wendy Torrance
on September 25, 2013
Get In the Ring: The Sweet (Startup) Science
We're looking for a champion. A courageous entrepreneur with shoulders broad enough to bear the hopes and dreams of the entire country across the Atlantic to represent America at a global contest of pitching pugilism. [More]
Jonathan Robinson
on August 30, 2013
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