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What CEOs Can Learn From the KC Royals

The Kansas City Royals major league baseball team is the quintessential underdog—a small, nimble organization that has proven to everyone that small and mid-sized companies CAN beat larger competitors. And there is a lot small and mid-market companies can learn from watching this team.

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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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