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Raaja Nemani
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Raaja Nemani is Co-Founder and CEO of BucketFeet, a Chicago-based e-commerce company that creates artist-designed footwear. Raaja’s international travels—which include a trek through the Himalayas and a dive with great white sharks—inspired him to launch BucketFeet with co-founder Aaron Firestein in 2011, as a platform to celebrate artists from all over the world. Now selling in 10 countries, Bucketfeet has built an artist network of 1,000 artists from over 30 countries. Raaja injects his love of design and global community into BucketFeet’s mission, which aims to find a different artist to design every pair of shoes and provide consumers original footwear that stands out and tells a story.

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The Merits of Risk-Taking in Business (and Life)

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 10:01 AM

One person's big risk is another person's daily routine and some risks cause great fortune while others cause great failure. The problem with all of this is that people have been pre-programmed to believe certain things are risks and others are not (not to mention the standard definitions of success...

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Start-Up Hiring: Best Practices

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 3:08 PM

It's really hard to teach someone how to hire, how to manage, and how to lead. Like many things, it's usually best to learn on the job, practice, and get better at it after making a ton of mistakes along the way. The problem is, as a start-up, you can't...

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