The Russian president thought he could outlast the opprobrium of the easily distracted West. It's a gamble he's lost
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Instead of fighting for more regulations, they're pushing for market-based solutions
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JPMorgan's chief helps kill a Dodd-Frank rule and does the heavy lifting for Wall Street
MetaMind customizes its deep-learning software for businesses that want to learn faster
The final installment of "Serial," a cult-favorite podcast about a murder, will begin just like every other episode—with the name of a prison telecom provider
"These colleges are ranked the top in the country, and it's surprising to me that they can't send out a simple email."
Customer service is one area where small businesses can beat big-box competitors
2009 revenue: $2 million
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Consulting firm Mission Measurement aims to help companies, foundations, and governments track their efforts to effect social change and make them better at it. "There's a big gap in the market in how to figure out whether we're getting any value from the money we're spending on social change," says founder Jason Saul, 40. Started in 2005, Mission Measurement counts among its clients Wal-Mart (WMT) and USAID. Saul says Mission Measurement's consultants use data to measure outcomes and then use the information to improve the programs. "Let's get the data and figure out what works, and then use that data to inform our strategy," he says.