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“The” Simon Cowell Used to Fail A Lot Too

“The” Simon Cowell Used to Fail A Lot Too

Simon Cowell is a highly successful entertainment mogul, but his journey to the top was treacherous. He lost his job, failed in business, declared bankruptcy, and moved back to his parents' home at 32 years old. Regardless, he found the strength to push forward. Early...

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Frederick W. Smith, CEO of FedEx

Frederick W. Smith, CEO of FedEx

76-year-old Frederick W. Smith, founder and CEO of FedEx, was one of the original disruptors. And now he is taking on Amazon. Smith started the world's first overnight delivery service in 1971. He started it with courage and vision, grew it with leadership learned in...

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Milton Hershey Got His Sweet Ending

Milton Hershey Got His Sweet Ending

Entrepreneurship has many challenges that make it difficult to picture your business as a success in the future. Despite years of hard work and missteps, American chocolatier Milton Hershey became one of the biggest names in the global confectionery industry. Early...

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The Story of Sandeep Singh: Fighting Back

The Story of Sandeep Singh: Fighting Back

Nothing brings joy and satisfaction than seeing your hard work pay off. But, a sudden accident can bring you stumbling back to ground zero. Field hockey legend Sandeep Singh proves that it is possible to get back on your feet. At the peak of his career, an accidental...

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Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retail

Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retail

The CEO Tadashi Yanai grew up above his father's tailor shop in Ube, Japan. Today, his company, Fast Retailing (9983: TSE), is the third-largest retail clothing company globally, and Yanai is the richest person in Japan. He owns two golf courses in Hawaii! Fast...

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How Did Robert Navarro Turn $13 Into $1,000?

How Did Robert Navarro Turn $13 Into $1,000?

The story: How would you turn $13 into $1,000? Texas security guard Robert Navarro may have the answer. He got $1,000 through the strangest of circumstance. In September, Robert Navarro went to Walmart to do some errands. As he was checking out, he heard a commotion...

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The Peach Basket of James Naismith

The Peach Basket of James Naismith

The story: During the American Civil War, James Naismith was born in Canada in a Scottish household. He would grow up athletic and devout. Early on, he struggled with school work but had unrivaled athleticism. He later entered the seminary and graduated with a...

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Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco

Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco

The leader: The cloud did end up having a silver lining for Cisco after Chuck Robbins became CEO. He has double-downed on Cisco's network strategy and culture and improved its execution. (CSCO: NASDAQ). Back in the 1990s and 2000s, Cisco was the king of the internet...

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Officer Dennis Rowe Gave His Bike to a Stranger

Officer Dennis Rowe Gave His Bike to a Stranger

Have you ever looked at a stranger and thought you would give them something immediately? Officer Dennis Rowe gave Craig Magby something, and he didn’t regret it one bit. Saturday, August 29, 2020, in Hapeville, GA, was a super hot day. Officer Rowe was working an...

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How Bear Grylls Triumphed Over a Broken Back

How Bear Grylls Triumphed Over a Broken Back

Life is full of unpredictable occurrences. You could be soaring in the skies today and drowning in a ditch tomorrow. Still, you can count on triumphant stories like that of legendary survival expert Bear Grylls to motivate you to keep going. Grylls was a talented army...

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Lonnie Johnson and Super Soaker Rocket

Lonnie Johnson and Super Soaker Rocket

The story: When Lonnie Johnson was born on October 6, 1949, little did his parents know about his success in life. Lonnie Johnson grows up to become an aerospace engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Among his credentials is service with the U.S. Air Force and a stint...

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How to Succeed Like Colonel Sanders

How to Succeed Like Colonel Sanders

Gathering the will to keep going after many successive setbacks is not easy. But Colonel Sanders, KFC founder, managed to do that. After struggling for most of his life, Sanders remained resilient and ended up building a global empire. A difficult early life Sanders...

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

Is Elon Musk a real-world Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), a billionaire eccentric who wants to save the world? He even cameoed in Iron Man 2. Whatever you think of Elon and Tesla, you have to admire him. The man is a visionary who stakes his own money and turns his...

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Vaccine Volunteers – The Heroes of 2020

Vaccine Volunteers – The Heroes of 2020

Kindness acts can sometimes be obvious. Kindness acts can also be obscure. Today, we'll look at the unseen kindness of vaccine volunteers at various COVID-19 vaccine trials. We don't often see them. Yet, their sacrifice is too enormous to discount. As the world races...

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What can you learn from Heinz ketchup?

What can you learn from Heinz ketchup?

The story: Ketchup, the tomato-based condiment that you find everywhere. Heinz ketchup is the #3 condiment by sales in the U.S. But do you ever wonder where it comes from? Believe it or not, ketchup as we know it today has its roots in ancient Asian cultures. When the...

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The Shark Attack That Changed Bethany Hamilton

The Shark Attack That Changed Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton is one of those ordinary people who overcame great adversity to become the best in the world. When she was a budding 13-year-old surfer, a shark attack took her arm and almost her life. Yet, she conquered her trauma and became one of the most...

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Tricia Griffith, CEO of Progressive

Tricia Griffith, CEO of Progressive

The leader: Tricia Griffith didn't want to be the CEO of any company; she wanted to be the CEO of Progressive Corp (PGR: NYSE). She started at the bottom of the ladder at Progressive. She was a claims adjuster, looking under cars in body shops. But as CEO, Griffith...

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Jennifer Haller Is One of the Heroes of 2020

Jennifer Haller Is One of the Heroes of 2020

The kind act: Kindness acts can sometimes be obvious. Kindness acts can also be obscure. Today, we'll look at the unseen kindness of volunteers at various COVID-19 vaccine trials like Jennifer Haller. We don't often see them. Yet, their sacrifice is too enormous to...

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How the Thulin Plastic Bag Went Astray

How the Thulin Plastic Bag Went Astray

The story: Gustaf Thulin is a Swedish engineer with a vision. The waste and inefficiency of paper bags dumbfounded him. He thought he could come up with a better bag with the Thulin plastic bag. Until then, attempts at creating a better bag than traditional brown...

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How Does Gold Investment Actually Work?

How Does Gold Investment Actually Work?

COLLABORATIVE POST  Gold has become one of the trendiest investable assets of 2020. While the precious metal is always popular to some degree, the gold investment's typically regarded as more of a passive investment.  Gold is a reliable store of wealth that will make...

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How Stephen King Prevailed Against All Odds

How Stephen King Prevailed Against All Odds

When you hear the phrase "Never Give Up," it is easy to brush it off as a cliché. But, successful people like Stephen King made it because they found the will to keep going even at their lowest points. King's road to success was as rocky as they come. As a writer, he...

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Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat

Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat

The background of Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat (BYND: NASDAQ), is the stuff of legends. From hydrogen fuel cells to plant-based meat, Ethan wants to change the world. Now the visionary innovator is doing it one burger at a time. Growing up, Ethan would visit his...

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McDonald’s Employee’s Act of Kindness

McDonald’s Employee’s Act of Kindness

Wow, McDonald’s made the list two weeks in a row. Is this McDonald's employee trying to compete with Chick-fil-a's in customer service? Brittany Reed from Waynesville, OH, definitely thought so. It was one of those days for the mom of three. After football practice,...

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Tsutomu Yamaguchi, The Luckiest Man during WWII

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, The Luckiest Man during WWII

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a humble marine engineer and maybe the luckiest man on the face of the earth. To know why, check out Tsutomu Yamaguchi story below. Yamaguchi, a marine engineer, was born in Japan, March 16th, 1916. But that is not what this story is about....

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Roya Mahboob ignored the death threats and did it

Roya Mahboob ignored the death threats and did it

The story: What would you do if someone took all your books, magazines, or TV sets and burned them? Wouldn't let you leave your house without a man with you, refused to let you enter a building? Even threatened to kill you? These are the things that Roya Mahboob had...

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