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  • The Profit: A Lack of Passion Sinks Family Business

    70% of second generation business fail. Why? Because the children who inherit the businesses often lack the passion and skills to keep it going. Marcus Lemonis found that out first hand when he visited a Pasadena flower shop in this week's episode of The Profit.
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  • TV Reporter Fired Over Blog Post - When Personal Becomes Public

    In 2011, TV reporter Shea Allen started a blog on Blogger. She posted five times the first year, once in 2012 and five times in 2013 before everything came crashing down. In a rare moment of boredom, Shea wrote a funny post she called "Confessions of a Red-Headed Reporter" and that post got her fired.
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  • CNBC's The Profit: A Lack of Communication Cripples Car Cash

    Marcus Lemonis says that people are the reason so many businesses fail in America. And he made his point loud and clear on the premiere of his new TV series The Profit.
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  • Supermarket Superstars Go Global

    We all bring our family history to the work with us on a daily basis. We are a product of the culture we experienced in our childhoods. But as much as some people try to shake their past, your history can help you bring a new perspective to everything you do.
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  • Designers Learn How to (Make It) Work on a New Season of Project Runway

    A new season of Project Runway is here with a whole new crop of talented designers. This year, the show chose a large number of contestants who use fabric in unusual ways. Karen uses her photography skills to create her own fabrics, Justin sews pennies into his shirts and creates shoulder details out of straight pins, and Sandro turns a crochet fishnet into a dress.
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  • Does Someone Have To Go: When Alcohol and Medical Problems Impact Work

    The Fox TV show Does Someone Have to Go broke new ground this week with their visit to True Home Value in Saint Louis. Larry Smith bought the mom and pop biz eight years ago and at first the business showed tremendous growth. The company sells large home improvement projects such as decks and new windows and they do it with a team of canvassers on the ground and telemarketers in the office.
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  • The Big Brain Theory: Follow-Through Beats Creativity in the Final Round

    In the finale episode of the Discovery series The Big Brain Theory, the final two contestants, Amy and Corey, were tasked with building a short bridge. Since that concept is a little too easy for genius engineers, there were a couple of twists.
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  • The Legend of Steven Spielberg and the Misunderstood Production Assistant

    Everyone is familiar with the work of blockbuster director Steven Spielberg. But did you know that he got his start in the movie business by pretending to work at Universal Studios? According to a 1969 interview, Steven gained access to the famed lot by dressing in a suit and walking past the guards as if he belonged there. After a few days of this, he found an empty bungalow (an old dressing room that had been turned into an office), had the switchboard turn on his phone then started work on his first movie. He stayed there for two years before anyone realized he didn't actually work for the studio.
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  • Cool Jobs on TV: Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters

    There's something magical about a treehouse. Tucked inside the protective arms of Mother Nature, high above the Earth's floor, they provide sanctuary from parental interference and fodder for the imagination. It may look like a wooden box on stilts from the outside, but from the inside it's a pirate ship, a rocket or a medieval castle.
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