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How the scrappy TED conference became a juggernaut worth millions — and where it wants to go next

The 33-year-old company has stayed out of politics, but as political tensions create a crisis of ideas, TED now has to figure out where it's going next.

The one thing most self-made millionaires do when they first wake up

Morning is when self-made millionaires create a lot of their wealth.
Jeff Bezos avoids scheduling morning meetings in order to spend more time with his wife and kids.

Business moguls like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos have been married for over 20 years — here are the secrets to their success

Here's how moguls like Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Sara Blakely make their marriages work.
Norris reacts to winning the Defy Ventures national pitch competition, on November 13.

A man who spent 10 years in prison just won $15,000 in a national business pitch competition

The contest was held by Defy Ventures, a nonprofit that helps formerly or currently incarcerated individuals start and grow their own businesses.

The head of a Japanese rent-a-friend company reveals what it’s like to lead a double life

Ishii Yuichi is the founder of Family Romance, a Japanese company that hires actors to pose as people's fake wedding dates, fake boyfriends, and more.

12 high-profile billionaires and millionaires who aren’t leaving their fortunes to their children

These high-profile celebrities and business magnates have worked too hard to simply hand their wealth to their kids.
Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT, speaks at the Confederation of British Industry's annual conference in London, Britain, November 6, 2017. He said recent events have been a 'wake up' call for business.

British businesses are grappling with a fundamental question: Is capitalism in crisis?

The head of the CBI, the OECB, the CEO of BT, and the leader's of both Britain's main political parties addressed the question at the CBI conference on Monday
The phrase "noble cause" was thrown around quite a bit.

The former CEO of Apple describes a remarkable conversation between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates that changed the way he thought about business

John Sculley had only been CEO of Apple for a few months when he found himself sitting in an engineering lab with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

This New York ice cream shop is raising millions of dollars to take over America — here’s what it’s like

Ample Hills Creamery is a rapidly expanding ice cream company known for its unique flavors. The New York City favorite is set to rival Ben & Jerry's.

European vacation policies put America’s summer Fridays to shame

For Americans, heading home early on Friday is considered the height of luxury in the summer. European companies take things a few steps further.