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    Assessing Risks, Making a Mark and Carving Your Own Path

    While Sam Zell has grown dozens of companies across industries—including energy, logistics, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare—he is perhaps best known for his stewardship in creating the modern real estate industry. He created three of the largest real estate investment trusts, one of which he sold in 2007 for $39 billion in the largest leverage buyout at the time.

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    Founder & Chairman, Equity Group Investments and Equity International
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    Entrepreneurship: Turning Points

    Discover the moments that inspired a group of accomplished entrepreneurs to change their lives forever.

    Bethenny Frankel
    Founder & CEO, Skinnygirl
    Sam Zell
    Founder & Chairman, Equity Group Investments and Equity International
    Will Packer
    Founder & Producer, Will Packer Productions
    Ali Velshi
    Global Affairs & Economics Analyst; Former Host of “Ali Velshi on Target” on Al Jazeera America
    Kim Simios
    Chicago Office Managing Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP
    Brad Keywell
    Founder & Co-Chairman, Chicago Ideas; Co-Founder & CEO, Uptake
    Seth Flaxman
    BHSI Fellow; Co-Founder, Democracy Works

    Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires a great deal of grit, inspiration, motivation and a little bit of luck. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were any of the most successful companies in the world. Hear from accomplished leaders in industries ranging from consumer products to filmmaking on the events that transformed them, from the “aha!” moments to the disappointments and failures that catapulted them forward and changed their lives forever.

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