These High School Dropouts Crushed It With Some Simple Growth Hacks


You probably haven’t heard of Raymond “Pappy” Smith, but he parlayed his Junior High education into an entertainment empire that changed the way Americans viewed gambling. Education – When he opened his first casino, gambling was not mainstream. Thus, he had to educate his gamblers.

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Good Gawd: Unconventional Startup Wisdom From The Hardest Working Man In Show Business


Despite his non-existent education and numerous personal demons, James Brown was a gifted entrepreneur who reveled in proving Conventional Wisdom wrong. When everyone is zigging, go zagging. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital


We've seen a lot of innovation come out of Los Angeles in the past few years, with Demand Media, Socialvibe, Zag, ShoeDazzle, Factual and many others. Pay attention to education and how the use of technology and the internet will dramatically change the way it is delivered.