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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

Earthbound Farm - Drew and Myra Goodman

Earthbound Farm

Drew and Myra Goodman were recent college grads who wanted to “return to the land.” So they left New York and bought a raspberry farm in California. Farm work kept them busy. They began selling grocery stores their bagged lettuce, and they flew off the shelves. The Goodmans were onto something: Quick and easy organic produce.

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Liquid Sculpture

This software engineer traded bits & bytes to become a high-speed water photographer. Today his Liquid Sculpture clients include Coca-Cola and the Discovery Channel.

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Gatorade

Because of the heat, players on the University of Florida’s football team were easily dehydrated. The Gator’s team doctor asked a school medical researcher, Dr. J. Robert Cade, for help.

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Sink Positive

Inventor Carl Brown was inspired by space saving, sink & toilet combinations he saw in Japan. So he designed a toilet-tank lid with a built-in faucet – a faucet much like the one in your dentist’s office.

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Green Screen Animals

Thanks to him, animals can act in movies … without ever going on location. Hear about the digital studio that’s capturing Hollywood’s wildest performers …from squirrels to grizzly bears. Green Screen Animals.

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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.

Rent a Green Box - Spencer Brown

Rent A Green Box

When Spencer Brown went to dispose of expensive cardboard moving boxes, he saw huge piles of plastic bottles at the landfill. It made him think, “Why not convert that plastic into re-usable moving boxes?” Nine months later he launched rentagreenbox.com.

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Levi Strauss

Learn how a wife’s complaints about her husband’s work pants led to a famous American fortune. It’s the riveting story … behind the copper rivets … in Levi’s 501 Jeans.

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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.