Basketball

  • How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent
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    Jay-Z. Jay-Hova. Jiggaman. Shawn Carter, known for the better part of two decades by these stage names, first earned fame as a rapper in the mid-1990s and has since built a business empire that has included a record label, a clothing line and a minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, on top of […]

  • 4 Winning Business Tips From the Basketball Court
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    Against the odds, you’ve made it to the final round. You and your team have spent countless hours at the office — working late into the night and on weekends, too — focused on making your business a success and nailing presentations that could push your company to the next level. Despite competitive pressures, your hard work […]

  • From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids
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    "Adults underestimate kids," says Andrea Lo, who, at 27, is something of an expert on youngster capabilities. In November 2011, she launched Piggybackr — think Kickstarter for 8 to 15-year-olds — in San Francisco. The fledgling online fundraising platform is banking on just how effective young people become when they care about a cause and learn to […]

  • From Corner Shot to Corner Office, 5 Lessons Learned
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    Roughly 10,000 men play basketball in college in any given year, and only 400 (give or take) go on to play in the NBA. In fact, only 1 percent of all college athletes go professional. This means many athletes are making the transition from their respective sports to the corporate world. Today’s point guards and forwards […]

  • Why This Fantasy Sports Company Is a Dream Come True for Fans
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    This story first appeared in the June 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. FanDuel is fantasy sports on steroids: bigger, stronger, faster. The New York City-based startup benches the familiar season-long league model embraced by millions of fantasy enthusiasts in favor of more lucrative daily and weekly competitions—a model […]