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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.


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The Cheesehead

It started when Ralph Bruno of Wisconsin kept hearing the mocking nickname that Illinois people gave to Wisconsinites: Cheese-Heads. So he thought, why not embrace the Slur?

HARO: Help a Reporter Out

Help a Reporter Out

Peter Shankman, a public relations pro, noticed that a good deal of his time was spent connecting reporters with “expert Sources” for stories. Shankman had a knack for bringing the two together, and started a Facebook page to make it happen easier. The deluge of responses, immediately showed him the potential.

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Jones Soda

It’s a soda company with wacky, customer-inspired flavors – like bubble gum, turkey and gravy and corn on the cob. And maybe — just maybe — your picture on the label. Peter van Stolk never wanted to do things the “regular way.” As a young man, he spent his time skiing the Canadian Rockies and giving ski lessons for cash. When his father told him to go to school, Stolk responded- “Are you crazy?!” He started a fruit stand instead. From there, he began importing juice. His goal was to become the “orange juice czar of Canada.” It wasn’t long before…

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Lulu’s Dessert

You probably think a big company came up with ready-to-eat gelatin. Well think again. Coming up, a lulu of an idea!

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Scott Paper Towels

This product was a mistake for its maker, but not its user. Learn how Scott Paper capitalized on a supplier’s mistake, and invented the Paper Towel.

Faryl Robin

Farylrobin Footwear

Faryl Robin Morese has always loved her shoes. She had lots of them and worked in a shoe store of high fashion – but couldn’t afford to buy them. The experience inspired her to design fashionable shoes and sell them at reasonable prices.

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The Christmas Light Company

Decorating houses at Christmas was such a fun job for Jamie Limber that he decided to make it his career.

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Fold n Play

Mike Syzmczak and Jason Lucash loved their music. But these guys got real tired of sticking ear buds in their heads. They wanted speakers that were light and packable. Brainstorming together they came up with origami – the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. They created a set of cube speakers that folded flat and were made from recycled pizza boxes and other materials.

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dicks

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.