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Book Review: Kick Up Some Dust by Bernie Marcus The life and times of entrepreneur Bernie Marcus, and the message that yes, we can all make a difference.  Like a wild mustang in a corral, Bernie Marcus has certainly kicked

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VR Headsets, Cyborgs and Legal Wrangles: Welcome to the Virtual Music World

AI takes a starring role in entertainment, from deceased stars performing from beyond the grave to digitally created rappers. What if you could harness the power of AI to create the perfect modern rapper? Well, someone tried — and the

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We Do Love to be Beside the Seaside, and Fashion is So Much Better For That

As well as health benefits — although not in the way the Victorians prescribed — Britain’s coast has provided sartorial and design inspiration through the ages. As an island nation, Britain has channelled the coastal couture vibe via brands such

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The Devil’s in the Detail for Prada, Which Never Goes Out of Fashion

Sustainability is the new watchword for a brand that’s staked its place in our imaginations and desires. For those who grew up in the noughties, the mention of Prada may call to mind Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, New York

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How Bernard Arnault Turned One Franc Into a Dynasty

French billionaire Bernard Arnault’s off-beat approach to business would be hard to replicate By KITTY WENHAM It started with one franc, one small acquisition. In 1984, Bernard Arnault purchased an almost-bankrupt textile company by the name of Boussac for one

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Modest, Frugal, Retiring, and Famous for Being Anonymous: the Founder of Zara, Amancio Ortega

By TONY LENNOX When the famously private Spanish entrepreneur Amancio Ortega finally gave his consent to a biography, he had one simple request: “Don’t just put in the good parts.” Ortega, the 86-year-old founder of the Zara fashion brand and

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Add a Swoosh, Some Sweat, and Serious Business Nous — You have Victory on Your Side

Nike founder, athlete, philanthropist, battler: Phil Knight pulled himself up by his own running-shoe straps By HAL WILLIAMS There’s nothing like a bit of history to bolster a brand. A mental association with an elite figure or personage doesn’t hurt;

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New York, New York Still has the ‘Welcome’ Mat Out, but it Helps if you’re Wealthy…

“If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere…” — but just what does it take to make it in the Big Apple? CFI.co trips through the realities of living in New York City with facts, figures — and

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Tamsin Lejeune: Saving the World in Style

Tamsin Lejeune, founder and CEO of the Ethical Fashion Forum and Common Objective, is uniting a global community behind a mission to make fashion more sustainable. Lejeune worked as an architect before striking out in the fashion industry. She grew

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Connection and Separation: How Social Media Shape Our World

It’s barely 25 years since SixDegrees.com launched the world’s first practical social networking site. It was named after the Six Degrees of Separation theory — the notion that everyone is only six connections away from everyone else. Who would have

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