Interview with Carl Ferenbach, Co-Founder of Berkshire Partners and Chairman of High Meadows Foundation

Carl Ferenbach is the Co-Founder of Berkshire Partners and the Chairman of High Meadows Institute. Berkshire Partners is a private equity firm with $16 billion worth of assets. High Meadows Foundation is a Boston-based think tank and policy institute.

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Interview with Rob Woollen

Rob Woollen is the current CEO and co-founder of Sigma Computing. After graduating from Princeton University with an engineering degree in computer science, Woollen began working at BEA. Woollen then worked at Salesforce as the CTO for the Salesforce Platform and Work.com, as well as Sr Vice President in product management.

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Inspired by the International Conference: the Creation of the Latam Impact Program

Santiago Martinez is a Colombian student who attended Business Today’s 44th International Conference. He talks about how he drew inspiration from the International Conference to start his own venture: the Latam Impact Program.

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The Power of Music: Amplified Messages

Though today’s music festivals are not as politically-charged as their predecessors, they have the ability to democratize access to the music industry—and thus to a life-changing platform for social change—like never before.

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The Times, they are a'changin'

Americans have grown tired of watching commercials. But every year, on the first Sunday in February, perhaps paradoxically, millions of viewers turn on their TVs during the Super Bowl—sometimes, just to see the ads.

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Interview with Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners

Gary E. Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners, speaks to National Geographic’s Free Solo win, his takeaways from leading legacy media companies, and the evolution of National Geographic’s legacy.

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Block by Block: How LEGO came to dominate its market

Despite the notoriety and recognizability of the LEGO brand, in the early 2000s the company was in a state of near-bankruptcy. How did it manage to turn around its business and emerge as one of the world’s leading toy companies?

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Climate Change's Effects on Migration in Central America

Immigration is one of the most controversial and highly debated issues in the US today. However, one factor that can be easily overlooked is the role that climate change has played in driving migration in Central America.

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Green Is The New Black

In recent years, consumers have called for companies to focus more on sustainable fashion rather than fast-fashion. A study administered by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology, found that “60 percent of millennials are interested in certified sustainable clothing.” However, only 37 percent of millennials actually purchase sustainable goods.

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The Digitalization of Farming with Dr. Mike Stern of the Climate Corporation

On April 23rd, 2019, Dr. Mike Stern, Head of the Climate Corporation, presented at Princeton University on the digital tools transforming the landscape of farming and the current challenges facing the agriculture industry.

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Fast Food in the Fast Lane

In a world where a demand for speed seems to permeate every aspect of our lives, it is no wonder that quick-service restaurants (QSRs), known colloquially as ‘fast food’, have an important place in many people’s lives. However, notorious for their deleterious effects on health and the environment, QSRs have had to struggle with consumer demands that are increasingly health-conscious and eco-conscious.

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Interview with Liz Wessel, Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp

Liz Wessel is the CEO of Co-Founder & CEO of WayUp. WayUp is a job site and mobile app for that college students and graduate students can use to connect with employers. As of 2017, the app has over 5 million users and 300,000 employers.

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The Business of Taylor Swift

That means music from just one of Swift’s albums could be nomination in two separate years, keeping her music on the radio and in front of listeners, all the while driving extra press and extra profit.

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Interview with Akos Gabossy CEO and Co-Founder of PanIQ

Akos Gabossy is the CEO and co-founder of the PanIQ Escape Room Franchise. PanIQ Escape Rooms is one of the fastest-growing escape room franchise in the country, with locations in Hollywood, Chicago, New York City, and many more cities. He began his career in entertainment at age 18, and now 15 years later, he has made himself into one of the biggest names in the industry.

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China and the Global Economy: A Conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman

The rise of China and the implications for the world are immeasurable, a message which reverberated clearly when Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, and founder of Schwarzman Scholars, spoke during his fireside chat with Business Today.

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