America is not a kibbutz, Mitt Romney said in a bid to underscore his commitment to individual liberties.
"We call these tchotchkes," Keith Wasserman says, examining a snow globe. The 27-year-old founder and president of Gelt Inc. talks into a video camera as he walks around the furnished unit in a Bakersfield apartment complex, which the company purchased in 2009.
After Ben Cohen and business partner Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making, they established their first ice cream shop in 1978 and went on to build Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream -- a $300 million empire and one of the largest ice cream businesses in America.
Mega-millionaire Stanley A. Dashew, 95, has some words of wisdom for anyone trying to make it in today's tough economy: You can do it. It's no secret, he says. In fact, it's the title of the book, "You Can Do It!: Inspiration & Lessons From an Inventor, Entrepreneur, & Sailor," written with Josef S. Klus.
Let’s hear it for lemonade stands! Forty-two percent of entrepreneurs surveyed in a study said their first business venture was during their childhood.
Ben Goldhirsh the 27 year old brains and bread behind GOOD magazine, wants to combine his successful business with a commitment to philanthropy and public service. Goldhirsh sees the GOOD brand, which also includes Reason Pictures, a film company he started in 2004, as much more than a media organization. It's "a meta-company," he said, "a lifestyle brand" that appeals to the "reason-based sensibilities" of people like him. People who know privilege and yet want to change the world in a big way.
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