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7 Lessons From Container Store CEO Kip Tindell

Container Store CEO Kip Tindell surrounds himself with mostly women executives, pays his retail employees well, and is, in general, an unabashed contrarian. While investors are down on his company’s stock at the moment, the author of the new book Uncontainable is sticking to his methods.

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Hotel Urbano CEO on Using Big Data to Battle Booking Rivals

João Ricardo Mendes, founder and co-CEO of Rio de Janeiro-based Hotel Urbano, a hotel online travel agency in Brazil, is nothing if not confident. Mendes says Hotel Urbano, which raised $50 million in venture capital funding in a Series D round in March, plans to go to the well again in the first quarter of 2015 and raise perhaps triple that amount before going the IPO route a year or two later.

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Komen CEO Talks Research, Fundraising

The focus of Susan G. Komen continues to be saving lives from breast cancer, said Dr. Judith Salerno, president and CEO of the Dallas-based nonprofit corporation, despite a storm of controversy in 2012 that significantly affected fundraising.

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When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation

Xerox invented Laser printing and copying less than 50 years ago and as a result revolutionized the publishing industry. This innovation was so significant during its time that the outcome was that almost every Japanese electronics product manufacturer, the likes of Canon, Konica, Ricoh and Minolta invested billions to market office printing and copying products.

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