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    1. The History of Valentine's Day in Under Three Minutes

      The History of Valentine's Day in Under Three Minutes

      How did Valentine's Day become the holiday we pin our romantic hopes (and purchases) to? Watch the video above to see how a saint, a Pope, some enthusiastic Victorians and a whole bunch of entrepreneurs are to blame. Part nostalgic trip down memory lane, part master class in advertising, this series traces the evolution of some of the world’s most beloved brands from their inception to today.

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    2. Why Men With Daughters May Be The Key To Closing The Gender Wage Gap

      Why Men With Daughters May Be The Key To Closing The Gender Wage Gap

      Even President Obama , has been influenced by his daughters to close the wage gap in the White House. He was quoted in the Washington Times stating: “I want to make sure my daughters are getting the same chances as men. I don’t want them paid less for doing the same job as some guy is doing.

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    3. Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses | Fast Company

      Marc Andreessen On How To Turn Impossible Ideas Into Successful Businesses | Fast Company

      His VC firm has backed Airbnb, Box, Facebook, Jawbone, Pinterest, Skype, and Twitter, among others. Now it has another hit--VR firm Oculus Rift, which Facebook is purchasing for $2 billion. We asked Marc Andreessen how a great creative idea can survive to become a tech success story. By Rick Tetzeli Marc Andreessen Cofounder, Andreessen Horowitz; inventor of Mosaic, the first popular web browser Fast Company: How long do you think it takes for a truly significant technology to take hold?

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    4. What Happened When American Express OPEN Realized It Was Targeting The Wrong Demographic

      What Happened When American Express OPEN Realized It Was Targeting The Wrong Demographic

      American Express OPEN has made a name for itself--as well as a healthy revenue stream--by focusing on small businesses. Small Business Saturday was its brainchild, and its OPEN Forum was created as a place where small-business owners can come for resources and conversations.

      But last year, the company recently realized it was focusing its efforts on the wrong kind of small-businesses: startups.

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    5. Singing The Praises Of Small Business Saturday

      Singing The Praises Of Small Business Saturday

      More than mere marketing, Small Business Saturday has become a movement that unites consumers, cities, and even politicians to focus on "shopping small" and celebrating everything that makes small businesses special. Here's how American Express conceived the idea and why FedEx joined the cause.

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    6. An Entrepreneur And A Neuroscientist Walk Into A Bar...

      An Entrepreneur And A Neuroscientist Walk Into A Bar...

      Thomas Copeman and Dr. Nathan Wilson are something of an odd couple. As I sit down to join them in a Brooklyn restaurant, the two business partners do nothing to play against type. Copeman, CEO, in a flannel and with a beard flecked with grey, has the easy confidence of a serial entrepreneur (he conducted successful turns at Lululemon Australia and BodyGlide).

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    7. Think You Can't Take A Vacation? The Sound Business Reasons You Really Should

      Think You Can't Take A Vacation? The Sound Business Reasons You Really Should

      We know--you're totally, utterly indispensable to your business. Right? Think again: Here are 10 reasons work is better off without you for a while. Now skeedaddle. Now that it's summer, it's a good time to remind yourself that you should go on a vacation--and not feel guilty about it. Here are 10 reasons why the business is better off without you for awhile: 1. Going on a vacation shows you are competent. It is proof that you are good at your job because you can manage and plan enough to free u

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    8. Google Goes After Your Local Small Business

      Google Goes After Your Local Small Business
      Three years ago, only 54% of small businesses had websites. Now 82% do. But lots of them have no idea how to use Google's most valuable ad tool. So the search giant is launching a slew of services and products to make AdWords easier. Ask the guy at your local dry cleaners or mechanic shop or bakery how he gets the most out of Google AdWords. Odds are he'll give you a sideways look and ask ...
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      Mentions: Google Brazil Kenya
    9. Facebook Power Tips For Small Business

      Facebook Power Tips For Small Business
      Small businesses often miss the mark when using Facebook to effectively grow a quality fan base and engage with their community. We asked Amy Porterfield, co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies , to share some expert tips on how to use Facebook to your business's advantage. Here's what she had to say.  1. Build up your Facebook fan base, because fan count matters. "Fan count ...
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    10. Perfect Market's Julie Schoenfeld Is Helping Media Companies Find New Models

      Perfect Market's Julie Schoenfeld Is Helping Media Companies Find New Models
      Startup Perfect Market has found its niche helping publishers determine the most effective and profitable way to distribute their content online. Users get a content experience tailored to their intent, while advertising programs more effectively complement that intent, is how the company puts it. "Like most companies that start with nothing you try a lot of different things. You collect a lot ...
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    11. TechStars CEO David Cohen On Giving Startups A $100000 Shot In The Arm (Or A ...

      TechStars CEO David Cohen On Giving Startups A $100000 Shot In The Arm (Or A ...
      TechStars CEO David Cohen On Giving Startups A $100000 Shot In The Arm (Or A ...Fast CompanyWhat do you tell an entrepreneur whose team, tech or business model isn't really working? Again, we can be direct with them. If you watch the six-part reality series about TechStars that's now airing on Bloomberg TV, you'll see these 'pivots,' and ...and more »
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    12. The Aspen Institute, Citibank Team Up To Secure Good Credit Scores For Struggling Business Owners

      The Aspen Institute, Citibank Team Up To Secure Good Credit Scores For Struggling Business Owners
      These days it’s impossible to get anything significant--a phone, car, or house--without having your credit score checked first. And the penalty for having a low score--or worse still, no score--is higher than you might think. According to the non-profit Credit Builders Alliance , individuals with poor numbers can pay $250,000 in extra interest over their lifetime. And low scores don’t just stop ...
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    13. What Do Studebaker And Geocities Have In Common? No One Remembers Them

      What Do Studebaker And Geocities Have In Common? No One Remembers Them
      Experts imagine future prospects for two once-prosperous brands //Our Panel REBOOT CEO Mark Thomann, CEO of River West Brands BRAND CONSULTANT Josh Feldmeth, CEO of Interbrand New York AD MAN Huw Griffith, CEO of M&C Saatchi North America Studebaker Founded in 1852, it began making gasoline cars in 1904 and ceased production in 1966. Geocities In 1994, it was one of the first free sites to build ...
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    14. How Robots And Social Entrepreneurs Can Work Side By Side To Fix The World

      How Robots And Social Entrepreneurs Can Work Side By Side To Fix The World
      To break out of the mismanaged systems in which we find ourselves, we could turn to robots, whose cold logic would override our selfish needs. Or we could turn to social entrepreneurs, who work outside the system to find new solutions. A few years ago in the wake of the failure of governments to sign an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gases in Copenhagen, we fell into a discussion ...
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    15. Facebook's $10 Million Free Ads, Amazon Tablet Backed By Publishing Elite

      Facebook's $10 Million Free Ads, Amazon Tablet Backed By Publishing Elite
      Breaking news from your Fast Company editors, with updates all day. Facebook To Give Out $10 Million In Free Ads . Facebook, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the US Chamber of Commerce are partnering to give small businesses in the US a leg up. As part of this deal, Facebook will give out $10 million in free Facebook ads to 200,000 small business across the country starting ...
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