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Henry Ross Perot: Doing Business, the Cowboy Way

February 29, 2012

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Henry Ross Perot is best known for being a United States presidential candidate in two election periods: 1992 and 1996. Although he had lost both times, Perot still had something to hold on to: his business. Born in Texarkana, Texas, in 1930, this famous Texan can best be described as an all-American cowboy. His father […]

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

February 29, 2012

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A law degree does not confine an attorney to the courtroom any more than a business degree keeps its proud owner from becoming an artist, but the Juris Doctor enhances a career in business, and the Bachelor or Master of Business Administration can improve the artist’s bottom line. It takes someone with an entrepreneurial spirit […]

Bart Decreme “Taps” His Way to Disney

February 24, 2012

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In July 2008, the iOS music game Tap Tap Revenge was launched. Within a short period of 20 days, this game became the most downloaded game of the year with nearly 1 million downloads. This figure was enough to launch Bart Decreme, CEO of Tapolous and the game’s creator, into a string of successes. One […]

Entrepreneurship in the Panhandle

February 23, 2012

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Some people mature into entrepreneurs and business leaders. Others, like Amarillo, Texas, native Joe Batson, seem as if they were born with leadership and business abilities. While still in college at The University of Texas at Austin, he created and produced a film, A Journey Through Time, for the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He […]

Dietrich Mateschtiz’s Unstoppable Energy

February 22, 2012

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In the energy drink industry, Red Bull is the undisputable leader. The brand, which has been in existence since 1984, has been the “liquid cocaine” of cramming undergrads, party people, truck drivers, and most importantly, athletes and sports enthusiasts everywhere. This level of success would not have been possible without the man who changed the […]

Putting a Little College Humor into Business

February 16, 2012

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College, aside from being a place for higher learning, is also a place where all the fun happens. In 1999, childhood friends Josh Abramson and Ricky Van Veen were typical college freshmen, excited to experience complete and utter liberty for the first time in their lives. For their first collegiate experience, both decided to post […]

An Entrepreneur’s Pledge to Protect the Ocean

February 15, 2012

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Brian Linton has always been passionate about the ocean. An avid scuba diver, he kept a surprising number of fish tanks – 30 – in his bedroom growing up. So when he saw an opportunity to pursue his passion through business, he was quick to take the chance. Linton was only 24 years old when […]