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Spin Master sparks the latest toy frenzy

Toy shelves across North America and around the world have been picked clean of Hatchimals, with no promise of reinforcements before the holiday season is through. | Crain's photo by Geoff Martin.

November 11, 2016 - 2:51pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ben Miller

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Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

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Jim Whitehurst

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Austin's allure is increasingly attracting global companies

Speachme, a French education technology company, recently launched U.S. operations in Austin. Shown are speachme employees (from left) Robyn Ezersky, Anthony Hagood and Barry Gromada. Photo courtesy of speachme.

October 3, 2016 - 1:29pm

Local Sylvan franchise rises to the top of the class

The Sylvan Learning Center in McKinney is part of a franchise owned by Chris and Jano Pittner. (Courtesy of Sylvan Learning Center)

September 29, 2016 - 12:13pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Alex Barrotti

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Eileen Fagan

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How a finance exec came to lead a Texas entertainment gem

Mike Fresher is president and CEO of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio. | Photo courtesy of Mike Fresher
July 12, 2016 - 7:13pm

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Chris Pierson

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