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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

Over the years, Noah Alper, 75, has started and run five businesses and a nonprofit school. Four of his ventures — including Noah's Bagels and the natural food and housewares chain Bread & Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Richard Eisenberg

Learn From Leaders: Famous Founders' Best Advice for New Ventures

  Over the past several years EIX editors have interviewed the founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies, and we've published videos of those conversations on our site. Recently we re-edited Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Daniel Forbes and Jon Eckhardt

Learn From Leaders #3: Advisors and Mentors

  This is the third video in our exclusive series called "Learn from Leaders," featuring advice for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators from founders and CEOs of groundbreaking Read More...

Category: Interviews

Authors: Jon Eckhardt and Daniel Forbes

Learn From Leaders: Developing an Idea

  Over the past several years EIX editors have interviewed famous and noteworthy founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies, and published the videos of those discussions on our site. We Read More...

Category: Interviews

Authors: Jon Eckhardt and Daniel Forbes

Colleagues Celebrate a Leader Who Empowered Others

"If you want to lead, I would pay close attention to Dick's model...and if you are lucky enough to work for someone like this, you just won the lottery!" -- Brad Anderson In honor of Dick Schulze's Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Daniel Forbes and James C Wetherbe

Paychex Founder Tom Golisano's Advice for Innovators

MAJOR TAKEAWAYS: Make sure you totally understand an industry before you get into it. Don't assume that somebody with equity in your company will work harder. Compliment your competitors in front of Read More...

Category: Interviews

Authors: Catherine Buday and Jon Eckhardt

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kiwi Crisis Management

Entrepreneurs often face critical decisions for their firms in the midst of considerable uncertainty and great risk. Effective crisis management requires that decision makers make choices even when Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Jamie D. Collins

LinkedIn CoFounder: Start with a Team, Not an Idea

EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay by one of five co-founders of LinkedIn, the 500 million-member social network for professionals, is part of our EIX feature entitled “The Entrepreneur Essay.” Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Konstantin Guericke

How Best Buy Engages Employees in Putting Customers First

Most businesses say that they put the customer first. Yet customers today are more ready than ever to bolt. The changing fortunes of even venerable chains such as Macy's and Sears shows that no Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Richard Schulze and Kimberly Eddleston

Green Giant: Grocer Scott Nash on Organic Growth

  EIX's Dave Feldman talks with the founder and CEO of Mom's Organic Market, whose business started in his mother's garage and has grown like a beanstalk.  A self-described former "juvenile Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Dave Feldman