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The Best Locally Made Gift in Each of the 50 States

From Maine to California, Washington to Florida.<p>Whether you're shopping for a neighbor who loves where they live or a friend who finds themselves far …

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Meet the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world

We scoured the business landscape for inventive leaders making bold moves.<p>1/<p>Getty/Naomi Galai<p>100. Andras Forgacs<p><b>Cofounder and CEO, Modern …

How Debbie Sterling’s Pregnancy Is Shaping Her Toy Company GoldieBlox

In 2012, Debbie Sterling was determined to “disrupt the pink aisle” in toy stores. At the time, she was 28 with a mechanical engineering degree from …

Debbie Sterling Wants to Flood "The Pink Aisle" With Tech Toys For Girls

As an engineering student at Stanford University, Debbie Sterling was shocked at the lack of female graduates in the fields of science, tech, math, and engineering. So she set out to create Goldieblox, a line of toys that encourages young girls to become engineers. In doing so, she set off a whole …

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15 questions with Ben Lerer - CNNMoney

Ben Lerer has been running his company Thrillist for the past decade -- and he’s only 34. He and his college friend started it as a niche newsletter for men. It’s has since evolved into a lifestyle media company that informs guys about where to drink, eat and shop in 40 cities around the …

Thrillist’s Content Marketing Division Is Launching A Booze-Focused Site

Supercall is being sponsored by Diageo but will run as an independent editorial property<p>By<p>Mike Shields<p>Mike Shields<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@digitalshields<p>mike.shields@wsj.com<p>Like many digital media companies, last year Thrillist Media Group announced it had built out a dedicated division …

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Amid Challenges to Digital Media, Thrillist CEO Says 'It's the Golden Age Right Now'

Ben Lerer, CEO of Thrillist Media Group, says he isn't stressed. "It would be a much more stressful role if we weren't profitable," he said. "If we …

Dynamic Dialogues With Debbie Sterling, Founder And CEO Of Goldieblox

Amber MacArthur meets up with Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox. Today’s topics: Launching an original toy brand through crowdfunding, pushing the envelope to inspire young girls, and exploring the difference between an inventor and an entrepreneur.

This company's toys are helping mold in a new generation of engineers

Stanford-educated engineer Debbie Sterling is on a mission to increase that percentage by encouraging girls as young as four years old to start tinkering with toys and building simple machines.<p>Since 2012, her company GoldieBlox (No. 59 on the BI 100: The Creators) has sold more than 1 million sets …

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An up-and-coming startup CEO found her winning idea thanks to a weekend tradition with college friends

Debbie Sterling, the founder and CEO of girls construction toy company GoldieBlox (No. 59 on the BI 100: The Creators), told Business Insider in a recent interview that the inspiration for her company came from a tradition she shared with college friends called an "idea brunch."<p>"We'd get together …

The 20 best places for new dads to work

Simon Isaacs, cofounder of Fatherly, an online parenting resource for men, says very few US employers provide paid paternity leave today.<p>"This means a lot of new dads are not able to take time to bond with their babies and be at home with their families," he told Business Insider.<p>The good news is …

This Is Far And Away The Best Industry For New Dads

Of the 50 best companies for working fathers, nearly a third are in tech.<p>On Tuesday, father-focused parenting resource group Fatherly released its …

Check Out This Year's 'Best Places to Work for New Dads'

When Mark Zuckerberg became a dad last December, he took two months off to spend time with his wife and newborn daughter. To promote his philosophy, he famously took to his timeline to explain his decision and boast that Facebook’s policy allows new mothers and fathers to take up to four months of …

How World Kindness Day: How an Act of Kindness Can Make You Happier Too

It's World Kindness Day today. If that's not enough reason to spread some love, research shows that doling out good deeds not only benefits others but can make you feel happier too. There's really *no *excuse not to be nice, is there?<p>Positive psychology scientist and Happify expert Acacia Parks, …

New frontier in paid parental leave: Dads get as much time off as moms

Less than a month before Bernard Perales' wife was due to give birth to their first child, a company email landed in his inbox that brought the couple more joy than a new Bugaboo.<p>The April announcement from Ernst & Young, where Perales works as a senior adviser on the IT audit team in Chicago, said …

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StumbleUpon CEO reveals the personality type he loves to hire

Which isn't to dismiss the value of people who thrive alone. "You always want different types of people that you're working with, and individual contributors are great," Bartels tells Business Insider. "They're very productive, and they can have very high output." There's just one limitation: …

DWNLD, The Easy-Bake Oven For Apps, Picks Up $12M In Series A

DWNLD, the publishing platform that takes any website and seamlessly turns it into an app, has today announced the close of a $12 million Series A funding round led by Greylock Partners.<p>The platform, which was created by cofounder and CEO Alexandra Keating and cofounder Fritz Lanman, allows any web …

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Smart People Should Build Things - Mike Rothman, Co-Founder of Fatherly

Smart People Should Build Things - Mike Rothman, Co-Founder of Fatherly - On making parenting resources accessible to men. Discover 12 alternatives …

Fortune Live for March 11, 2016: Indy 500, GoldieBlox, and SXSW

We’ve got a great lineup for today’s <i>Fortune Live</i>, our weekly business show hosted by assistant managing editor Leigh Gallagher.<p>Fortune senior …

How the Founder of GoldieBlox Overcame the Biggest Rejection of Her Life | Inc.com

VIDEO • HOW I DID IT<p>How the Founder of GoldieBlox Overcame the Biggest Rejection of Her Life<p>How the Founder of GoldieBlox Overcame the Biggest Rejection of Her Life<p>Debbie Sterling started a toy business to introduce young girls to science and engineering. But when her product, GoldieBlox, was …

How Toy Startup GoldieBlox Made Diversity a Priority

When toy maker GoldieBlox introduced itself to the world in the fall of 2012, it was built on an idea that was both forward thinking and antiquated. …