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Linda Rottenberg: For Entrepreneurs, "Crazy" Is A Compliment

About this presentation
As the CEO and Co-Founder of Endeavor, Linda Rottenberg works with entrepreneurs around the world on a daily basis, helping them grow their businesses for maximum impact. In this 99% talk, Rottenberg shares tips for new entrepreneurs and addresses some of the key challenges that creative startups face.

About Linda Rottenberg
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Report and one of 100 “Innovators for the 21st century” by Time, Linda Rottenberg is one of the world’s most dynamic and respected experts on entrepreneurship, business opportunities in emerging markets, and innovative leadership for the new economy.
As the CEO and Co-founder of Endeavor, Rottenberg pioneered the field of High-Impact Entrepreneurship, the global phenomenon of using business to transform economies. Headquartered in New York with affiliates throughout Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, Endeavor identifies, mentors, and scales the most promising emerging-market entrepreneurs. The 600 Endeavor Entrepreneurs selected to date have created 150,000 jobs and generate annual revenues of nearly $4 billion.
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Rottenberg is a member of Young Presidents Organization and Council on Foreign Relations and an expert judge for the prestigious McKinsey-Harvard Business Review awards. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, Fortune, New York Times, Fast Company, Inc., and The Economist. The mother of identical twin daughters, Rottenberg is the wife – and frequent subject – of the best-selling author and New York Times columnist, Bruce Feiler.


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