Richard D. Colburn bought the USC School of Music and turned it into the Colburn Foundation intending to create the West-Coast version of Julliard. He willed a $1 billion to his foundation upon his death in 2004. Colburn started taking violin lessons when he was five. As he grew older, other boys made fun of him when they saw him ...Read More »
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TITLE: Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time Author: Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang Pages: 340 Twitter Review: It’s great for the romantic in us all and the dreamer with a dream. NOTABLE QUOTES “Every company should stand for something” “Just ‘say yes’ to the customer. Good companies go out of ...Read More »
Brownie realized that women who had been employed during World War II were now looking for a means to engage in business and earn money of their own. She saw an opportunity and encouraged women to host parties and sell Tupperware, creating a sales staff that she supervised. Brownie Wise wasn’t born into a wealth or opportunity, but through hard ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
William McKnight (1887-1978) was an American businessman and philanthropist who served his entire career in the 3M Company (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company). He joined the business which became 3M as an assistant bookkeeper in 1907 when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. He established a small laboratory to ensure that research and development was an integral part of the company, and ...Read More »
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. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Entrepreneurs have always used innovation to solve unique problems. But the sort of traditional problem-solving skills in which entrepreneurs typically excel hasn’t always tended to address social problems. Social entrepreneurs are proving that business success and altruism aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, the opposite is true. Part of the reason that social entrepreneurship is proving to be so effective lately ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »