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Teaching Children How to Be Entrepreneurs Teaching Children How to Be Entrepreneurs

The following is an excerpt from Charlie Wells | April 8, 2014 | WSJ.com | Classes and camps to teach young children how to be entrepreneurs are popping up from Princeton, N.J., to San Antonio, Texas. WSJ's Charlie Wells discusses on Lunch Break. Photo: Emile Wamsteker for The Wall Street Journal. Princeton, N.J. Jensen Bergman spent weeks preparing to pitch his team's business idea to investors. Minutes before the meeting, he was playing ping-pong outside the board room to stay calm. Jensen is 9 ... Read More

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ALEX DEE ALEX DEE

Spirit Investment Group’s Alex Dee talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s new portal that will pair accredited investors with revenue producing businesses and startups and why he believes this is what the U.S. economy needs. Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission officially implemented Title II of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act and, for the first time in 80 years, opened the door for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to publicly advertise their securities to ... Read More

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RUSSELL CLEVELAND RUSSELL CLEVELAND

RENN Capital Group President and CEO Russell Cleveland talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s Founder-Owner concept of investing, which market sectors hold the most promise and what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed in today’s economy. During his 50-year career in the investment business, Russell Cleveland has learned that if the people at the top of a publicly traded company are significant owners in the company’s stock, that stock could possibly be a big winner. “I ... Read More

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CLUBSCORP CLUBSCORP

Chief Executive Officer Ben Doherty and Chief Technology Officer Tony Craig, principals of Dallas-based ClubsCorp, talk with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the company’s online networks for business professionals, how they match entrepreneurs with investors and why they decided to take the company public.  When Ben Doherty exited as an executive from a 30-year career in the property and casualty insurance industry, Dallas financier Jim Ling persuaded him to start utilizing his natural ability as a storyteller. “He said ... Read More

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Are Your Strategies Sabotaging Your Success? Are Your Strategies Sabotaging Your Success?

The following is an excerpt from Bill Walton and Chris Abeyta | May 31, 2013 | Foxnews.com | Success is different for everyone, but generally speaking there are common goals: a successful business or career, college for our children, and, of course, not outliving our assets in retirement. As entrepreneurs and business leaders, we quickly found that as profits came in and as income rose, the “taxman” showed up -- "ouch!" -- as well as the local financial guy -- equally ... Read More

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An Internet of Everything: Tech’s Biggest Transition An Internet of Everything: Tech’s Biggest Transition

The following is an excerpt from DAVID KIRKPATRICK | May 7, 2013 | Thefiscaltimes.com | What inefficiencies frustrate you in your day-to-day life? What could work better about your home and the things that surround you — your car, your commute, your job, your health care, your aging parent’s physical situation, or your local government? Entrepreneurs and innovators are beginning determinedly to address those problems. How can I be so confident? Because of the macro trend that some, including we at Techonomy, ... Read More

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The New Rules of Leadership The New Rules of Leadership

The following is an excerpt from Meghan M. Biro | March 17, 2013 | Forbes.com | Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes. The reason? The demands of a collaboration-based, talent-hungry, global, wired economy are evolving so quickly that success depends on nothing less than continuous learning. Fall behind and you may ... Read More

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Year-End Tax Trick to Save You Thousands Year-End Tax Trick to Save You Thousands

The following is an excerpt from ERIK SHERMAN | December 17, 2012 | Thefiscaltimes.com | As we come to the end of another year, the thoughts of families, business executives and entrepreneurs drift to tax preparation. The usual approach is to maximize deductions and postpone revenue recognition if possible. That extends to personal taxes as well, maximizing itemized deductions because that's the way to lower what you owe the I.R.S. Roger Pine of Briaud Financial Advisors points out that some people could ... Read More

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Larry White, President and CEO of the Atlanta-based Ritz Group Networking Organization Larry White, President and CEO of the Atlanta-based Ritz Group Networking Organization

Larry White, president and CEO of the Atlanta-based Ritz Group networking organization, talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s brand-new social media platform, its live “Shark Attack” events, and why companies like his are exactly what the economy needs right now. Election 2012 is finally over and yet serious questions, such as: ‘What about the economy?’ and ‘What happened to all the jobs?’ are still on America’s mind. It’s human nature to blame one administration or the ... Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Early Days: Go Hard or Go Home Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Early Days: Go Hard or Go Home

The following is an excerpt from Mike Isaac | October 20, 2012 | allthingsd.com | Like any young start-up, the early days of Facebook were thin and scrappy. Its very first server back in 2004 cost $85 to rent. They didn’t spend more than they had in the bank. They were small, tight and still had everything to prove. To do that, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, the company needed to test its mettle against its existing competitors. And back then, those weren’t ... Read More

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