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Malcolm-Gladwell-Shenanigans
 I love Malcolm Gladwell’s ideas and work. He is a positive and persuasive force in the world of business. But I had to take a break off his train when he came for John Paulson and his $400 million gift to Harvard. https://www.twitter.com/Gladwell/status/606167543804346368 Here are my thoughts, in bullets! If a person wants to give a donation of any size to his alma mater, a school who helped shape who he is and contributed to his […]

My thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell’s Thoughts


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Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker and Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network”. Partners of different levels were illustrated in the movie blockbuster The Social Network. Founding partners, mentor partners, investor partners… it runs the gammit for a movie about a modern startup. The movie was thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Regardless of the accuracy of the portrayal of Facebook’s origins, there were lessons learned for any entrepreneur looking to make money with others – […]

When Partners Depart


Entrepreneur Profile - Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons, President and Creative Director of Phat Fashions, has to have a profile on this blog because she is a member of my generation, a Mom Mogul, and from St. Louis, MO! Since I’m just putting my Mom Mogul boots on, it’s important for me to see that there are people who are doing it quite successfully. Her industry and way of life is very different from mine but I am impressed by her […]

Entrepreneur Profile: Kimora Lee Simmons



Entrepreneur Profile David Steward
David Steward is founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, a St. Louis, MO based firm that specializes in supplying technology and supply chain solutions to customers around the world. It is the second African-American owned firm to reach the billion dollar revenue mark in the 1990s (the first was TLC Beatrice International, a global food and beverage distributor led by Reginald F. Lewis in 1987). After rising in corporate America with companies like Missouri […]

Entrepreneur Profile: David Steward


Entrepreneur Profile: Annie Malone 1
I first heard about Annie Malone while growing up in St. Louis, MO. There is an orphanage named after her as well as an infamous May Day parade. I’m glad to learn more about her story and hope to see her story shared more and more.   Annie Turnbo Malone was a pioneering African-American woman who some say was actually the first African-American millionaire in the United States (Madam C.J. Walker was trained by and worked […]

Entrepreneur Profile: Annie Malone