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    Dick’s Sporting Goods

    His boss called him a “stupid kid.” And with money from his grandma’s cookie jar, he proved him wrong! Learn how an 18-year old turned a $300 gift into a national retail empire. The story of Dicks Sporting Goods.

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    Smule

    At the suggestion of his friend Jeff Smith, Ge Wang, an assistant professor of computer music at Stanford University, created a musical application for Apple’s i-Phone. And it made him a millionaire.

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    Ernest Holmes Towing

    One day, when business school executive John Wiley and his son were driving near Chattanooga TN, their Model T Ford veered to the right, crashed down an embankment and flipped upside down in a creek. They called auto mechanic Ernest Holmes for help.

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    Deep River Snacks

    He’s revolutionizing the snack world with healthy potato chips that are all natural, gluten free, kosher … and …. taste great. Hear the flavor-filled story of Deep River Snacks.

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    7-Eleven

    Ice wasn’t enough – he wanted to sell more. Learn how an innovative employee inspired a Texas ice company to invent the modern convenience store. Hear how 7Eleven went from 8 stores in Dallas to 40,000 around the world.


Radio Stories

Pillow Pets

Pillow Pets

In 2003, Jennifer Telfer created Pillow Pets after watching her kids smash down their stuffed animals, to sleep on them like a pillow.

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Foursquare

When his friends were laid off, he invented a way to track them down. Hear what inspired Four Square, the location-based social networking phenomenon.

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Schick

In 1923, when Canadian Colonel Jacob Schick, was serving in Alaska, the mercury dipped to forty degrees below zero. There was no hot water, so every morning he and other soldiers had to lather up and trim their whiskers in frigid water. Schick thought there must be a better way to shave without water.

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Dole Pineapple

With a recent degree in horticulture from Harvard University, James Dole took a trip to Hawaii in the early 1800s. The lack of hummingbirds on the island resulted in nature producing a delicious sweet pineapple – something not common in the rest of the world. Dole wanted to share the fruit with a world that had never tasted pineapple.

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Mr. Potato Head

Kids love to play with food, so why not make a toy out of it? Learn how one inventor turned a childhood habit into Mr. Potato Head.

“Rip turns with blazing speed and total control, bust freestyle moves that’ll make jaws drop, dust the competition, or tire out your dog,” boasts the Vermont company’s website.

Hammerhead Sleds

After kicking around a number of ideas, unemployed medical equipment salesman Steve Luhr launched a business to re-create the excitement of sledding when he was a kid. He applied new-age materials and hot technology to his idea.

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Sambazon

On a trip to Brazil, Ed Nichols and Ryan Black were introduced to the Aca’i berry. They loved its unique flavor and nutritional properties.

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Duncan YoYo

This entrepreneur found his fortune on a California street corner during the Great Depression. Learn how an ancient toy became an American sensation. The story of the Yo Yo.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods

Feb 26, 2015

His boss called him a “stupid kid.” And with money from his grandma’s cookie jar, he proved him wrong! Learn how an 18-year old turned a $300 gift into a national retail empire. The story of Dicks Sporting Goods.

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Deep River Snacks

Jan 29, 2015

He’s revolutionizing the snack world with healthy potato chips that are all natural, gluten free, kosher … and …. taste great. Hear the flavor-filled story of Deep River Snacks.

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7-Eleven

Jan 28, 2015

Ice wasn’t enough – he wanted to sell more. Learn how an innovative employee inspired a Texas ice company to invent the modern convenience store. Hear how 7Eleven went from 8 stores in Dallas to 40,000 around the world.