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America’s Top Entrepreneurs

It was written a year ago but it’s still completely relevant for today.  An article in Forbes by Abram Brown: 75 Quotes on Business From America’s Top Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs quoted include: Martha Stewart, Marc Benioff, Dan Gilbert, Eric Schmidt, Sara Blakely and many more.

A snippet of the quotes:

  1. “No business school graduate would recommend gambling as a financial strategy, but sometimes it pays to be a little crazy early in your career.” — Fred Smith, founder, FedEx
  2. “The four most important words in business are ‘What do you think?'” — Bill Marriott, Jr., chairman, Marriott International
  3. “I’d said to my partner Stedman, ‘What am I going to talk about for ten days and ten nights at Nelson Mandela’s house?’ And Stedman said, ‘Why don’t you try listening?'” — Oprah Winfrey, founder, Oprah Winfrey Network
  4. “Don’t take ‘no’ when your gut tells you ‘yes.'” — James Patterson, record-setting author
  5. “Here’s how I stay relevant: I read. I listen. I try to surround myself with smart people of all ages and backgrounds.” — John Doerr, venture capital Midas
  6. “Age is just a number for me—I haven’t thought about it in years. I go by the motto that I learn something new every single day.” — Bernard Marcus, cofounder, Home Depot
  7. “If you do the right thing, the right thing will come to you.” — Berry Gordy, founder, Motown Records

There are some truly great lessons here.

Warren Buffet’s “Fundamentals of Investing”

Investment tycoon Warren Buffet recently shared an exclusive clip from his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, in which he lists the “fundamentals of investing”. Fortune Magazine shared Buffet’s points with the following bullets: You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren’t, you must recognize your… Continue Reading

Outlook for the US Stock Market in 2014

US stocks had an extremely positive year last year, but 2014 has already begun to shows signs of unpredictability. Reactions are mixed, with some claiming a correction is imminent while others believe the market can still improve. A more recent concern is of contagion from emerging markets. CIO at JP Morgan Private Bank Richard Madigan… Continue Reading

The New Approach to Non-Profits

Bankers, investors and entrepreneurs are taking a new approach to philanthropy with finance-focused projects aimed at supporting global causes. “We get good yield,” explains Andrew Harris, an adviser of private equity firms at Forum Capital Partners and vice chairman of the non-profit Resolution Project. “We think it’s very different and, to use a Wall Street… Continue Reading

Extreme Weather Conditions May Impact Spring Business

Cities across the United States have been struggling with frigid temperatures, snow and ice, and the unusually harsh weather has had an impact on numerous industries and markets across the continent. According to Morningstar‘s Jamie Katz, the weather may also have a negative effect on retail this spring if retailers are forced to offer discounts… Continue Reading

Amber Capital Launches Fund Focused on Southern Europe

Hedge fund manager Amber Capital recently revealed its plans for a new fund focused on southern Europe. The $1.5 billion firm has raised $350 for the new project, primarily from U.S. institutional investors, and launched the Amber Southern European Equities Fund on December 1st. Amber Capital’s portfolio manager Jose de la Rosa said: “We are… Continue Reading

Brooke Harlow on the JOBS Act in 2014

Last year, the hedge fund industry anticipated significant change as a result of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s JOBS Act, which was intended to open communication and increase transparency between hedge funds and potential investors. Brooke Harlow, executive vice president and managing director at Managed Funds Association, recently discussed the development and its apparent lack… Continue Reading

Jim Baer on Data-Driven Businesses

Jim Baer, a senior director of Data Science with LinkedIn, recently discussed what he considers the four keys to data-driven business. He explained that data today can and should have a tremendous impact on a company’s success.  Though every business varies, and getting involved in the data world appears a daunting task, companies can benefit… Continue Reading