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NFL Injuries Forces Former Professional Athlete To Build a Communication & User Engagement Empire

What do you do when you are a NFL Player and your career becomes hampered by injuries? For William Sparkman Overstreet, the answer to that question was to start his business Voices Heard Media, Inc.—a Tennessee based company that is “the leader in multi-platform user engagement tools.” The company has products including a Q & A application, the Contest Event ...

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The Father of Mickey Mouse

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney Walt Disney (1923-66) is the Founder and Chief Executive Office of The Walt Disney Company who created ...

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Looking Back 2 Move Forward: Irving Mills

In the first half of the 20th Century, Mills Music was one of the largest music companies in the United States.  Its chief competition was Jules Stein’s Music Corporation of America (MCA).  Irving Mills was a risk-taker who did more than just publish music and sell recordings.  Mills integrated bands and booked his bands into venues where African-Americans had not ...

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Achieving Results the American Way

Ever since we are children, we all have dreams that carry us to adulthood. Growing up, I had a desire to escape hunger and experience the world; however, communism didn’t make it any easier for me. From controlling us with rationed food and water, to selective television programs promoting the dictator, we were brainwashed to believe that our lives were as good as it got. ...

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. – S. Jobs

Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56.  In tribute to him and his legacy, here are some of our favorite quotes from the visionary that created such Apple products as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod.   Stay hungry. Stay Foolish There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where ...

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Accidental Goals Along The Way To Your Goals

I’m just a regular straight-talking guy who worked hard, took risks, and built an insurance business from nothing into a huge success. It didn’t happen overnight and he came close to failure many times. I achieved success by doing certain things I learned on the streets and I’d like to share a few of those ideas.  Some of these little ...

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Entrepreneur As Artist

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness…the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man [or woman] could have dreamt would have come his [or her] way. ...

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Entrepreneurs Are Born, Not Made

I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Some may find it hard to believe, but from a very young age I was a risk taker and overly ambitious. How else can I explain ending up in the United States with nothing but $62 in my pocket and two pieces of luggage filled with more books than clothes.  Even as a foreigner ...

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What Quotations Motivate You? – Part 2

It’s just one of those days.  We all have them, but today it seems like everything is going wrong.  It’s pouring down rain and you forget your umbrella. You’re late for a meeting so you hop in your car and try to rush to get there.  Unfortunately, you get pulled over by a cop for speeding.  One of your major suppliers ...

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What Quotations Motivate You? – Part 1

At Hearpreneur.com, we ask entrepreneurs the hard-hitting questions and you get hear how all these great creators and innovators run their ventures. This is your chance to hear from the best and the brightest entrepreneurs around the world. It’s just one of those days.  We all have them, but today it seems like everything is going wrong.  It’s pouring down ...

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