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Tory Burch on life 'perpetually' out of her comfort zone — and why big risks pay big dividends

by Caroline McMillan Portillo Tory Burch

A woman with a list of names stood by the open door.

“How long will Tory Burch be here?” I asked, while checking in under an awning bearing Burch's signature double-T logo at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte.

“Probably around 20 minutes,” the slim young woman with a chic bun atop her head replied with a smile.

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Sad end for upstart teen pilot’s flight around the world

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H aris Suleman, a teenage boy from Indiana who planned to fly around the world with his dad in a single-engine plane, has died near American Samoa. His father, Babar Suleman, is as of this morning still missing at sea.

The Sulemans left on their worldwide adventure on June 19 from Greenwood, Indiana, with two goals in mind: One was to break the record for the “fastest circumnavigation around  ...

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The 10 best perks you can give employees

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W hat's one important perk that your employees love?

Concert Tickets

"It takes only a little bit of listening to hear what show everyone wants to see. So set your alarm for when the tickets go on sale, get some good seats and pass them out. It's even more powerful than raw cash because it's discretionary income they may not want to spend, and you listened to what makes them tick."

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11 facts about the RoboCup that every robot-lover needs to know

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I f everything goes according to plan, the folks over at RoboCup will have a fully robotic soccer team capable of beating with winner of the FIFA World Cup, by 2050. Founded in 1997, the robot soccer league, including RoboCupJunior for younger students, competes across multiple soccer platforms, based on the types of robots, and is intended to stimulate development of a wide range of  ...

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Who needs 'Shark Tank?' Not this startup

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T he GoSun is a solar-powered portable stove meant for outdoor enthusiasts that found wild success on Kickstarter and has expanded to developing nations through a United Nations grant. And the company recently turned down an opportunity to appear on ABC’s entrepreneurship show, “Shark Tank.”

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Need an online date? Michael Dell's son has you covered

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Z achary Dell, the son of Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell, is getting into the online dating business. Zachary lists himself as the founder of Austin-based ThreadDating.com, a website that describes its goal as promoting “mobile dating exclusively for the college experience.”

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Back 9 Links: Go ahead, bring your dog to work

by Alex Dalenberg Dogs in the Office

Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Wednesday, July 23:

  1. Why it's a good idea to have pets in the office.
  2. On the beauty of Twitter.
  3. The most expensive domain names of all time.
  4. Is it 1880 or 1914?
  5. All you need to know about the worst cliché on the Internet.
  6. Hey now, the Kim Kardashian game isn't that bad.
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