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The Entrepreneurship Issue

You don’t see things like everyone else. Neither does GoldieBlox Founder Debbie Sterling. In this issue, we celebrate the few who take an idea, create a plan, and persevere to make it real. Find your spark of inspiration and bring your burning ideas to life with Marriott Hotels.

in this issue

Cover Story

Debbie Sterling believes in the power of problem-solving, both for entrepreneurs and for young girls. Here’s how her company GoldieBlox took the toy aisle by storm.

by Lisa Wirthman | 08 min


With rooftop dining, a carefully curated selection of fine Italian foods, and a steady stream of wide-eyed shoppers, the first U.S. Eataly, in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, is an entrepreneurial feat in its own right. Now, as the brand moves west — Los Angeles and Las Vegas will soon join New York, Boston and Chicago locations — a passion for showcasing regional specialties is fueling the expansion.

by Rebecca Dalzell | 04 min

TED Inspiration

You don’t “find” your calling, you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

by Kate Torgovnick May | 09 min

6 Questions

Whether he’s taking his listeners on a narrative journey with some of the most inspiring TED speakers to ever hit the stage or talking to Mark Cuban about the impact of failure on success, NPR’s Guy Raz, host of the fastest-growing program in public radio history, is usually the one asking the questions. This time, we had some of our own.

by Heather Freiser | 07 min

Fresh Eyes

Marriott Hotels and VSCO, a community of creators, asked a Mexican photographer to share her observations about Mexico City’s lively, enterprising spirit.

by Rebecca Dalzell | 03 min

Our Innovations

Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about starting your own business. It’s about starting the business that’s right for you.


Meet your entrepreneurial challenges in peak physical condition.

Like A Boss

4 ways women entrepreneurs can create & cultivate success.

by Create & Cultivate | 08 min

The Big Picture

London is a city steeped in history, yet bursting with innovation. Enter a world where entrepreneurs fill the streets with ideas.

by Rebecca Dalzell | 01 min