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Carl Icahn on Hiring Your Kids

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Here’s some advice from Carl Icahn about bringing your kids into the family business that I read in the latest issue of Forbes (NOTE: there doesn’t appear to be an actual link to the Icahn piece so I copied it here): Start early. Over the years Brett and I would take long walks every weekend. […]

How Khan Academy Got Started

Monday, September 24th, 2012

I was perusing the latest issue of Fortune this morning and came across an article about a new book, One World Schoolhouse*, by the founder of Khan Academy. The article referred to an older article that was published in Fortune in 2010. I found that article and wanted to share a portion of it about […]

Anyone Ever Watch “Secret Millionaire”?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I came in from mowing my yard Sunday evening, grabbed a beer, sat down, turned on the TV, scrolled through the channels, found “Secret Millionaire,” and decided to give it a try. This particular episode was about Jeff Usner, an “internet millionaire.” From what I could gather from the show, Jeff was a workaholic. He […]

Recommending Reading for Young Entrepreneurs (from the WSJ)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Looking for something interesting and beneficial for your kids to read this summer? Check out this list I have summarized from this WSJ article in Monday’s paper: BOOKS • “Teen Business Blasts Off!” by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Amy Rosen – After researching, I found the book can be purchased for $5 here. • “The […]

Interesting Success Story: Sara Blakely

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

I read this profile of Sara Blakely several days ago. I don’t know about you, but I like reading about how people attain their wealth. Sara Blakely’s story is particularly interesting because she’s now a billionaire and runs a private company (Spanx) with no debt. That’s a rarity this day and age. I urge you […]

Siblings Sell Their Web Business for $100 Million

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Interesting story in today’s WSJ: Millennials Make Millions Catherine and David Cook started myYearbook.com in 2005 when they were 15 and 16 years old, respectively, as a way to connect with their new classmates at Montgomery High School in Skillman, N.J. Big brother Geoff Cook, then 26 years old, bankrolled the start-up with $250,000 he […]

My Friend’s Business Success Story

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

I’m sharing this story with you for two reasons: 1. This guy is my friend, and… 2. It’s a good story. I went to school with Chad. In fact, I think we go all the way back to Kindergarten. Anyway, we had lost touch after high school until we became facebook friends while I was […]

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