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Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Published by Entrepreneur.com

There was no shortage of causes to help when Tyler Merrick started a new social business back in 2008, so he decided to tackle seven areas of need: feeding the hungry, healing the sick, housing the homeless, teaching children, quenching the thirsty with clean water, counseling a child of war and planting trees to save the earth. His idea for what became known as Project 7 sounded simple enough—sell everyday, on-the-go products like gum, mint and bottled water then contribute a portion of Read more...

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Waste Lands: America’s forgotten nuclear legacy

Waste Lands: America’s forgotten nuclear legacy

Published by The Wall Street Journal for WSJ.com and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize

During the build-up to the Cold War, the U.S. government called upon hundreds of factories and research centers to help develop nuclear weapons and other forms of atomic energy. At many sites, this work left behind residual radioactive contamination requiring government cleanups, some of which are still going on. The Department of Energy says it has protected the public health, and studies about radiation harm aren’t definitive. But with the government's own records about many of the sites Read more...

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The Millionaire Residency Visa

The Millionaire Residency Visa

Published by WSJ.Money Magazine

FOR FOREIGNERS, it used to be that hard work and plenty of patience for bureaucratic red tape would garner access into a coveted country. But, these days, sometimes all it takes to grab that golden ticket is achieving multimillionaire status and promising to make a hefty investment in a new homeland. Countries such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand are all embroiled in a global tug-of-war for the wealthy, and each has either rolled out or reauthorized what are known as millionaire Read more...

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You Have a Great Idea. Now What Do You Do?

You Have a Great Idea. Now What Do You Do?

Published by The Wall Street Journal

Want to know a couple of secrets? You don't have to be an entrepreneur to have a great idea for a business. And you don't need to start a business to profit from a great idea. Inspiration can strike anybody—it happens all the time. Someone is struggling with a chore around the house and thinks of a gadget that would be a big help. Or maybe they're rooting around for obscure information online and realize an app could automate the job. The next step is launching a startup, right? Not Read more...

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Legalities: A Global Love Affair

Legalities: A Global Love Affair

Published by WSJ.Money Magazine

LOVE HAS NO BORDERS, of course, which may help explain why it's not just the economy that's gone global. To hear estate and tax planners talk, cross-border marriages are skyrocketing—along with a host of international estate and tax-planning headaches. The issues can indeed get thorny: Can an Australian deduct any business expenses in his home country if he and his wife live in Texas? Is a will written in Spain executable by a spouse in Greece? And don't even start on the thicket of prenup issues. Read more...

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Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here’s How.

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here’s How.

Published by Entrepreneur.com and FoxBusiness.com

He can be bold and brash, but Mark Cuban is one of those rare entrepreneurs-turned-investors who can steer a new startup toward success. He juggles an ever-growing portfolio of businesses that now tops 80 ventures and sits as a judge on TV’s Shark Tank, a reality show where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch experts for investment. So, how do you convince the Dallas Mavericks owner, worth an estimated $2.5 billion, to invest to your next big idea? “I look for unique products and companies that Read more...

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Entrepreneurship’s Greatest Challenge: Rebuild Detroit

Entrepreneurship’s Greatest Challenge: Rebuild Detroit

Published by Inc. Magazine

Lots of rust belt cities boast of a burgeoning start-up economy, but entrepreneurship may face its greatest test in Detroit, a city battered by the auto industry's struggles. Start-ups are growing, what with cheap downtown office space, abundant talent, and "Made in Detroit" grit. The city has a dozen venture funds, and high-rise loft apartments beckon to software engineers. But downtown dwellers live among a soaring homeless population, and new tech companies sit down the road from three casinos, Read more...

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Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Published by The Huffington Post

Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod. Some are delving into typically taboo subjects, including slavery, race and xenophobia. And it's about time. These are just some of the subject matters that have come to the forefront of discussions surrounding movies such as 12 Years a Slave, a based-on-fact story about a free Read more...

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How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

Published by Entrepreneur.com

Sometimes, being a social entrepreneur isn't enough. When Blake Mycoskie launched TOMS in 2006, he inspired a new wave of social entrepreneurs with his company's buy one, give one model. Initially, TOMS would donate one pair of shoes for each pair his business sold. And while TOMS has given away more than 10 million shoes to children in need and widened its one-for-one model to include eyewear, the company has come under fire for providing aid but not helping to alleviate poverty. Well, Read more...

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Malala, Bloomberg Honored At The Clinton Global Citizen Awards

Malala, Bloomberg Honored At The Clinton Global Citizen Awards

Published by Forbes Life Magazine

It’s tough to stand out at an event filled with oxygen-suckers of the likes of a possible future president, Hillary Clinton, the current vice president, Joe Biden, and an actual former president–the Big Dog himself, Bill Clinton. But on September 25, in the ballroom of the Sheraton Times Square in Manhattan, seven people did just that. This group was feted at the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, the social high point of the influencer-packed Clinton Global Initiative summit, which since 2005 Read more...

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