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This explorer found the Titanic. His new mission: Solve Amelia Earhart’s disappearance.

Explorer Robert Ballard has found enough sunken ships to start a modest ghost fleet. The Titanic. The carrier USS Yorktown lost at Midway. President John F. Kennedy’s patrol boat sunk in the warm Solomon Sea. Ancient vessels in the Black Sea knotted with mariner skeletons. Now, after decades of finding the nearly unfindable, Ballard will […]

Why You Can't Choose Between Creativity And Data

The advertising industry has changed dramatically. Brand CMOs have become responsible for business objectives in addition to brand goals — and that impacts everyone in a leadership role, big brand or not. In today’s C-suite, data makes the rules, which is why executives have increasingly turned to tech-enabled consultancies for marketing advice over the past […]

My Three Decades at Disney Taught Me Not to Fear Automation

At a recent conference in Hyderabad, India, I was given second billing to a robot. Not just any robot, mind you, but Sophia, the AI sensation from Hansen Robotics, which has recently been headlining events all over the world. Adding insult to injury, my presentation on creativity and human ingenuity was scheduled to follow directly […]

Surprise, Your Next Customer is Closer Than You Think

You know the scene: A sleek-looking storefront, a velvet rope, stone-faced security guards—and a line 100-people deep trying to see if they can score a pair of rare sneakers or a limited-edition T-shirt. The so-called “drop” has become a quintessential part of the modern retail experience. It’s a way for brands to build hype, influence […]

Will Equity Crowdfunding Live Up to Its Hype?

The JOBS Act, with its crowdfunding provision, was supposed to be kick off a revolution. Now anyone could invest in high-risk startup equity. It was supposed to disrupt the entire business of venture capital. Equity for all! And then it took four years to implement. Equity crowdfunding for everyone finally became legal last May. And […]

ICOs, Crowdfunding And Our Convenient, Complicated Futures: An Interview With Slava Rubin

“Every opportunity deserves the right to fail.” Slava Rubin knows what he’s talking about. Co-founder of Indiegogo, Rubin was rejected by 93 venture firms before successfully creating the first major crowdfunding platform. (I’m proud to share I was an original angel investor in Slava’s vision.) Today, the platform generates funding, ideas and insights for everyone from […]

The Tony Robbins Podcast: How Crowdsourcing Can Ignite Your Business

If you are familiar with Tony’s events, then you definitely know about Business Mastery. This 5-day immersive seminar is a deep dive into the business growth strategies, systems and resources that you need to take your business to the next level. It’s not just a business growth conference. It’s a platform for explosive growth. You learn […]

John Henry on His New Viceland Series ‘Hustle’ & His Mission to Build Generational Wealth

John Henry is a hustler. The entrepreneur has been in hustle mode since he founded and sold his first company in 2014, and launched Harlem Capital, a diversity-focused investment firm, where he currently serves as a partner. Now, the 26-year-old is taking his entrepreneurial prowess to Viceland with his new show, appropriately named Hustle. The eight-episode docu-series, […]

The Firm That's Challenging the Unbearable Whiteness of Venture Capital

Before becoming a student at Harvard Business School, Henri Pierre-Jacques had worked at ICV Partners, one of the few black-owned private equity firms in the country. In 2018, as recruiters descended on campus, Pierre-Jacques came to a sudden realization: He didn’t want to work for a non-minority-owned private equity fund. That left him with very few choices. So […]

How I Did It: Josh Linkner, CEO, ePrize

As told to Leigh Buchanan Industry: Advertising and Marketing 2006 Inc. 500 Ranking: 185 Three-Year Growth: 638% “Fat and happy” is no one’s description of an ideal warrior. EPrize, which develops and manages interactive promotions for the likes of General Motors, Target, and HBO, is more than twice the size of its closest competitor, a situation that Josh […]

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