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Quora Raises $80 Million From Tiger Global To 'Stay Independent Forever'

Source: Business Balla | Apr 9 2014, 8:08am CDT | by Forbes

Quora, the popular questions and answers website, says it has the largest library of first-hand knowledge and second...
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Gene Simmons On How He And KISS Frontman Paul Stanley Have Remained Business Partners For 40 Years

Oct 21 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

KISS bassist Gene Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley have worked together for 40 years, developing a hard rock empire that Simmons thinks is worth somewhere between $1 billion to $5 billion. In Simmons' new book on his business approach, "ME, Inc.," he says that Stanley is "the brother I never had," and uses him as the model for an ideal business partner. Like real brothers, ...
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The 55 Unknown Rock Stars In Tech, According to Marc Andreessen

Oct 20 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

On Sunday, investor Marc Andreessen launched into another one of his famous tweetstorms. This time, Andreessen was inspired by Sam Lessin's article in The Information, “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem.” In it, Lessin questioned whether Silicon Valley was accurately being represented by its figureheads who are most often cited — including Andreessen, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk. In response to Lessin's article, An ...
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Khamenei wants less reliance on oil
Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the country's officials Wednesday to formulate plans to cut Iran's dependence on oil revenues and manage the economy on the basis of the domestic capabilities. | by IANS
Nigerian parliament approves $1 bn loan to fight Boko Haram
Lagos, Oct 23 (IANS) The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges facing the country. | by IANS
Kenya to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola
Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and case management, the health ministry said Wednesday. | by IANS

Former Apple CEO John Sculley: We Need To Embrace Failure As A Way To Learn (AAPL)

Oct 20 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: Business Insider

John Sculley, formerly CEO of Apple, recently visited our office to do a Q&A.  Below is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. We talk about what really happened at Apple with Steve Jobs in the 80s, what it's like to be fired, and why entrepreneurs should buy his new book.  Business Insider: So let’s just start at the most famous moment. You’re known probably best for firing Steve Jobs, right? What was the thinking there? Is t ...
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On Leadership: Podcast: Peter Thiel on leadership

Oct 10 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: The Washington Post

LISTEN:  A conversation with entrepreneur Peter Thiel http://wp-stat.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/Peter-Thiel-podcast-final.mp3 Read full article >> ...
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Why Elite Colleges Mint The Most Billionaires

Oct 6 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: Business Insider

There are 2,325 billionaires on this planet.  Surprisingly, 35% of them don't hold an undergraduate degree.  Unsurprisingly, those that do tend to flock to the Ivy League.  According to research firm Wealth-X's Billionaire Census, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Yale are the schools with the most billionaire alumni.  Here's its list of the 20 schools with the most billionaire grads: So why do th ...
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Peter Thiel's 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business

Oct 3 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

The "Don" of the PayPal Mafia urges us not to compete, but to build a network driven business based on pro ...
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Here's How To Do Warren Buffett's Favorite Critical Thinking Exercise

Oct 3 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

The Sage of Omaha has a ridiculously fit mind — anything he says becomes news.   While Buffett's brain is constantly working to crank through books, play bridge, and lobby Congress, the man is also deliberate about doing mental weightlifting.  Bill Gates — a close friend of the investor — recounted in a 1996 Fortune column an exercise Buffett liked to do in critical thinking. It's part of how their friendship started. "On that first ...
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PayPal founder Peter Thiel says company grew apart from eBay

Sep 30 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: San Francisco Business Times

PayPal founder and ex-CEO Peter Thiel said in a radio interview on Tuesday that the company's pending split from eBay Inc. is as natural now as their merger was back in 2002. "It made a lot of sense for PayPal and eBay to combine back in 2002. About two-thirds of PayPal's payment volume took place on eBay," he said in an interview on KQED. "As PayPal has grown over the years it has gradually diversified outside of the core eBay ...
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