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The Stakeholders You Need to Close a Big Deal

A $27-million investment by Andreessen Horowitz fueled Pinterest’s explosive rise. A partnership with Starbucks elevated the mobile-payment company Square to a whole new level. Every high-growth enterprise can name a moment of affirmation that changed everything—the first big win that created the launchpad for all that followed. But how do firms actually close those big deals?

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A century after World War I: Lessons to be learned

World War I broke out 100 years ago this summer. In late June, Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old terrorist loosely associated with the Greater Serbia secret society “Black Hand,” assassinated the heir to the Austrian throne in the Bosnian mountain town of Sarajevo. Scarcely five weeks later, the major European powers embarked upon the most destructive war in history. Before hostilities ended 52 months later, some 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians had died. Another 20 million emerged wounded or horribly disfigured.

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A hundred years of community and faith

THE splendor of Iglesia Ni Cristo, after a hundred years since its founding, continues to burnish through with its solidarity and God’s favor.

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