The list author says: "Morgan State University is an HBCU located in Baltimore, Maryland. The business school is named after Earl G. Graves, Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise Magazine and a graduate of Morgan State University. This list was created by the members of the Graves School Honors Program Committee. Although created for the Graves School Honors Students, any person interested in business, leadership and professional development can benefit from this list."
"This book is authored by the namesake of Morgan State University's business school. It is not only an account of his personal journey to success in business, but also a guide for overcoming obstacles to success in business regardless of race."
"Founded in 1970 by Earl Graves, a Morgan State University alum. This monthly magazine describes itself as "the premier business news and investment resource for African Americans" and claims a readership of 3.7 million. J. Phillip Hollomon, the 2010-2011 Executive in Residence and COO of Cintas, is listed amongst the esteemed list of BE 100 top Black Executives in the Country."
"This is the favorite book of the 2008-2010 Inaugural Executive in Residence, Kenneth R. Banks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Banks Contracting. It offers a means of rethinking how to develop business strategy that flies in the face of how business is traditionally done."
"A favorite of the 2010-2011 Executive in Residence, J. Phillip Holloman, C.O.O. of Cintas. The life lessons include: The importance of subordinating your personal interests for the greater good. Leaders take people beyond what they thought was possible, know when to follow, and find advocates that can influence others. The whole team working together is more powerful than the individual parts."
"Born in Baltimore, Maryland, to a working class family, Reginald Lewis went on to become the first African-American to amass a billion dollar business empire. This book is a thrilling account of how he made history."
"This is a favorite of Dr. Karen Proudford, who says, "Successful organizations have strong cultures...this classic unlocks the keys to developing an organization that will produce outstanding results on a consistent basis.""