From the Back Cover
- "I have known Gary Hoover for over 20 years. Gary Hoover is one of the most amazing entrepreneurs and teachers I have ever encountered. He is literally a walking encyclopedia of business history and his story telling is incredible. He is the most prolific reader I have ever met and his ability to retain information is incredible. Whether you are a lifetime learner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or an academic, you will find Gary Hoover as one of your truly great resources." - Jim Nolen, retired Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
- "As a businessman and a thinker, Gary Hoover is a true visionary." - Laurence J. Kirshbaum, former CEO, Time Warner Book Group and former publisher, Amazon Publishing
- "Gary is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever known. He knows his subject cold and has a God given gift of being able to reach students in a way that is just awe inspiring. When you add his passion for teaching and helping people, he is priceless." - John Doggett, Senior Lecturer in Management, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
- "Gary Hoover is one of the smartest and most creative people I know." - Leonard L. Berry, Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Texas A&M University
About the Author
Best known as a creator of the first book superstore chain BOOKSTOP (sold to Barnes & Noble) and business information source Hoover’s (now part of Dun & Bradstreet), Gary Hoover has been an author, bookseller, and publisher. His love for business began at the age of 12 when he subscribed to Fortune Magazine. What followed was an education in liberal arts at the University of Chicago, including studying economics under Milton Friedman, two years picking stocks on Wall Street, and seven years learning the retail trade at major department store chains. He then began his life of founding companies. Gary has given over 2,000 speeches about building great enterprises in 30 countries and writes regularly on Hooversworld.com and LinkedIn. The first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, Gary is now active at UT’s graduate School of Information (including library sciences) and the University of Chicago. A self-described “information junkie,” Gary’s story is one of lifelong curiosity about every aspect of people and life.