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Thinking big? You are not alone. We just convened more than 2,300 business leaders and emblematic entrepreneurs at the 2011 EY Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Springs, California.

These executives, including those we feature here, are finding innovative ways to move beyond economic uncertainty, capture market share and deepen customer relationships. They chart their own course.

One such CEO, who first emerged as a computing wunderkind, is our cover star, Michael Dell. Michael believes that growth depends on a willingness to experiment with new products and adapt to customer needs. He tells us why he is working to reignite risk-taking at the US$60b company he founded in a college dorm in 1984.

Eddie Brown, once a teenage moonshine runner, defied the odds to become one of America's top money managers and a dedicated philanthropist. You are sure to be moved by Eddie's remarkable personal and professional journey and his dedication to giving back.

Ellen Kullman, the 19th Chief Executive of 209-year-old DuPont, took on her role during the worst recession of our lifetime. She talks about the challenges of guiding the company through the financial crisis and why investments in science will secure DuPont's future.

Steve Case, founder of AOL, knows a thing or two about start-ups. Now he is chair of President Obama's Startup America initiative, working to help the next generation of entrepreneurs "play offense."

In addition to profiles of more outstanding business leaders, inside this online issue we reveal how dynamic women entrepreneurs are thinking bigger, and we look back at the 25 years we have celebrated entrepreneurial ingenuity through the EY Entrepreneur of The Year® Program.

These online featured profiles are just a taste of what Exceptional has to offer. To read additional profiles from exceptional entrepreneurs, request your hard copy today.

Herb Engert
Americas Leader,
Strategic Growth Markets

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