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From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
Five years ago, Twilio, a cloud-based communication service provider couldn’t find a penny. Last week it snagged $70 million and is worth half-a-billion dollars and is on track to do $50 million in revenues in 2013.
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The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs

The secret algorithm one VC firm uses to pick entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
Every VC firm has its own way of evaluating potential investments. Remmy Oxley, an anonymous VC, says that Moneyball-style methods are the next step, and reveals his firm’s algorithm for screening candidates.
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Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success - Forbes

Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success - Forbes | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship According To Drucker: Your 12 Keys To Success
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Find your passion because it's the place to start on your road to success as an entrepreneur. ...
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Cucinelli Becomes Billionaire Knitting $1,920 Cardigans

Cucinelli Becomes Billionaire Knitting $1,920 Cardigans | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
Brunello Cucinelli, the 59-year-old founder of the luxury fashion house that bears his name, has become a billionaire.
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He started with a capital of $500 and slowly has built a business that today just made Cucinelli a billionaire.

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MARKETS SPECTATOR: Tom Millner and his brilliant BKI

MARKETS SPECTATOR: Tom Millner and his brilliant BKI | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
Of the lineage of Washington H. Soul Pattinson, no-nonsense, Warren Buffett-inspired Tom Millner has his publicly traded fund BKI investment outperforming the market.
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I like this story. Father and son, continuing tradition of family investment over a century.  Hard work, discipline and committment to values.

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Billionaire Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs More Students To Skip School, Start Companies

Billionaire Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs More Students To Skip School, Start Companies | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
Billionaire Peter Thiel is backing another 22 students to forgo college degrees with the 2013 class of Thiel Fellows.
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Peter Thiel has a knack for attracting unusual talent. Some of his students from the 20 under 20 list have achieved already so much more than your average 50 yrs old adult. Age doesn't matter that much when it comes to innovation.  Hopefully sometime, Peter Thiel will have this revelation to create a top 50 over 50 list

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The cashmere utopia of Brunello Cucinelli

The cashmere utopia of Brunello Cucinelli | Entrepreneurial Stories | Scoop.it
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Cucinelli quit the engineering study and went back to his village to start a business. He began by reading and learning following his own "curriculum" bringing the classics into the mix as well (Seneca, E. Kant, Socrates, etc). A life worthy for a movie script.

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