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Smaiyra Million: In Choosing a Career, "Find Something That You Love"

Young people just starting out in business should feel free to search for their passion, says Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners. The challenge, she says, is not to find a work-life balance, but to find work that is your life.

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Ann Chao: When Idea Meets Execution

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, says that great ideas, by themselves, are not enough: innovators need to be able to execute as well. Being able to identify with your target audience is pretty important, too.

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Elyse Cherry: There’s No Substitute for a Good Business Model

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, says that passion and a sense of mission are important in the nonprofit world – but so is good business sense.

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Smaiyra Million: Empathy and Passion Are Key Qualities of a Great Leader

Smaiyra Million, partner at Highland Consumer Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the consumer sector, talks about what makes a great leader – and whether leadership in the business world is different from political leadership.

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