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Mayors of the Location-Aware Apps: Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley

December 13, 2011


Naveen Selvadurai met Dennis Crowley in 2009. Crowley had, in 2005, created a location-aware text-messaging service called Dodgeball, which would send a text message to your friends letting them know where you were. The service was purchased by Google, Inc. and quickly abandoned. Selvadurai and Crowley learned that they were both thinking of a similar […]

Reid Hoffman’s Social Connection

December 12, 2011


Before Mark Zuckerberg started high school, Reid Hoffman was already a known figure in the social-media movement. He founded his first social site named SocialNet more than a few years before anyone had even heard of Facebook, and has been a part of the success of over 144 tech start-ups by being an angel investor. […]

The Music of Berry Gordy

December 9, 2011


As the founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordon is the kind of person whose name is forever etched in the music industry. With an ear for talent and vision to create a powerhouse label, Gordy made a name not only for himself, but for several other artists who owe their careers to him. Motown Records […]

The Record-Breaking Entrepreneur, Wayne Huizenga

December 5, 2011


Wayne Huizenga is the only person in history to ever build three Fortune 100 companies from scratch and develop six NYSE-listed companies. During the course of his career, he also became the owner of three pro teams: the Miami Dolphins, the Florida Marlins baseball team and the Panthers hockey team. As one of the most […]

The Signature of Coco Chanel

December 2, 2011


There are only a few artists and entrepreneurs in the 20th century that are considered to be influential and Coco Chanel, the founder of the luxurious international fashion brand, is one of them. Coco Chanel, the founder of the company, is equivalent to elegance; this is a woman who has left an indelible mark in […]