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High-Tech Coffee War Pits Dorsey vs. Zuckerberg vs. Pincus

Why are some of the biggest names in tech obsessed with fancy coffee shops? Kevin Rose and Jack Dorsey are investors in local, high end coffee outposts. Mark Pincus and Mark Zuckerberg have installed their favorite cafes at their companies. And Blue Bottle is working with Google and Square, using analytics to optimize everything from its online store to how lines should flow at crowded cafes.

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How AngelList’s Naval Ravikant Risked It All to Pull the Veil Back on VC

AngelList co-founder and CEO, Naval Ravikant, has accomplished a seemingly impossible mission that was inspired by being on the other side of a bad deal. He and co-founder Babak Nivi have tipped the scales back in the favor of the entrepreneur by pulling the veil back on the VC process on their breakthrough platform.

"I didn’t like how this system, and how these private markets are very inefficient and how entrepreneurs were at an information disadvantage." From doing battle in the boardrooms Silicon Valley to lobbying in the halls of Washington D.C, Ravikant has earned both the reputation of a dark horse and the respect of entrepreneurs.

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Liquid Life: One Disruptor Who is Changing How We Recharge

In this video, A Total Disruption focuses their lens on Andrew Chung of Khosla Ventures, both an artist and entrepreneur, who breaks the mold of the stereotypical shark investor while financing groundbreaking technology that affects how we re-charge: intellectually, monetarily and literally (how we will power our lives.)

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Jack Dorsey: The Man With The Billion-Dollar Ideas

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter and Square. FORBES takes a look at the numbers that take his net worth to $1.3 billion, ranking him at No. 386 on the 2013 Forbes 400. 

How The Waltons Got So Wealthy

Four members of the Walton family are in the top ten of the Forbes 400 list, but just how big is the Walmart brand?

Bill Gates: From College Dropout To The Wealthiest Man Alive

How did Bill Gates go from geek to rolling deep? The video above details his path to becoming the wealthiest person in the world, worth $72 billion on the 2013 Forbes 400.

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From 48 Cents in the Bank to Escape Velocity

When Shane Snow co-founded Contently a few years ago he had just 48 cents in his bank account. Fast forward to the end of 2011 and the startup was on track to clear over $1 million in revenue. 

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