Update: Now includes a great video published by the E&Y team (featured below!)

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An excited energy resonates throughout our office today as we celebrate Jeff Stibel’s recognition as an Ernst  & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

The Ernst & Young awards program is one of the most prestigious awards in the business field, honoring those entrepreneurs whose successes and innovation stimulate our country’s economy and culture. Stibel, who won the award in the emerging category of the Greater Los Angeles Region, joins the respectable company of previous award winners including Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Fred Smith of FedEx.

The award specifically recognized Stibel for his entrepreneurial successes (Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has grown from 8 employees to over 600 in just 3 years) but also for the company culture he has cultivated– his famous failure wall, his rewarding of employee achievements, and promotion of a “work hard, play hard” mentality in the office. jeff award for blog

As a regional award winner, Stibel is now a nominee for an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of The Year award and will attend the awards ceremony to be held in Palm Springs in November.

Wish him luck! 

And if you want to learn a bit more about Jeff Stibel, check out some of these resources: