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Archive: Oprah's success

Not the girl next door

Let's be clear: Oprah is absolutely nothing like you (no offense) or anyone you know.

By Garrison Wynn | April 21, 2010; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (8)

Authentically Oprah

Oprah has contributed to countless challenges throughout the world and she does so out of passion, rather than merely looking good.

By Misti Burmeister | December 1, 2009; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Oprah's connection

Oprah is successful as a talk-show host because she connects with her studio audience, a connection that transfers to viewers at home, too.

By Garrison Wynn | November 30, 2009; 06:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

The right timing

Oprah's true secret weapon is the ability to be in tune with that part of her that knows best.

By Celeste Owens | November 30, 2009; 06:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

Knowing when to go

Oprah did a smart thing -- she didn't overstay her welcome.

By Tom Heath | November 30, 2009; 05:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A long wait ...

Her success is a combination of talent, personality, risk-taking and just plain being in the right place at the right time.

By Jan Scruggs | November 30, 2009; 03:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Doing good

What has helped her achieve success is that she was able to recognize early on who she is and to put herself in situations that value who she is.

By Michael J. Berland | November 30, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Business genius

Oprah has that elusive quality called "charisma" -- and she leverages that appeal shrewdly to advance her business interests.

By Patricia McGuire | November 30, 2009; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

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