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How Billionaire Alan Trefler’s Job In Restoration Prepared Him For Corporate Success | Forbes

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Alan Trefler made his fortune through founding Pegasystems, which sells software that helps businesses engage with their customers. So it’s no small bit of irony that when Trefler was trying to help Pegasystems win one of its first big customers, he employed a remarkably low-tech tactic: antique repair.

Trefler said working in his father’s shop, he learned not only how to fix shattered glass but also how to run a company. “One of the things that was always a source of pride for my father and also was for me in the early days of Pega is that we never missed a payroll. There were people depending on us,” Trefler said. “I think that profound sense of responsibility was inculcated into me and my family at a very early age.”

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Bodak Green: How To Earn Eye-Popping Yields From Music Royalties | Forbes

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When looking for alternative asset classes, some spenders are looking at music royalties as a way to invest without depending on traditional stock market trends.

Historically, music catalogs generally cost tens or even hundreds of millions and were rarely chopped up song by song, let alone down to a percentage of a single track. Creators were often underpaid for their music as well. But, the evolution of streaming services is changing the way royalties make money. From movie and TV show music catalogs to songs by hip hop artists Cardi B and Tupac, investing in music has proven to be a lucrative business — for artists and investors alike.

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Why Winnie Harlow Doesn’t Believe In Role Models | Success With Moira Forbes | Forbes

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The trailblazing fashion model opens up on the power of embracing individuality and pushing past the pressures of fame.

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Shareholder returns mean nothing if a company’s workers, customers, communities and environments aren’t considered, too. That’s the reasoning underlying the third annual Just 100, our ranking of America’s best corporate citizens with our research partner Just Capital.

As it is every year, the Just 100 is a reflection of the issues that matter most to Americans and a ranking of how the nation’s largest publicly traded companies perform in these areas. After almost a year of data-crunching (which you can learn more about here), these are the names that are setting the standard in stakeholder treatment and prove that it is possible for a corporation to do well by doing good.

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