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The Bush School’s Public Service Leadership Program

Posted on October 9, 2012

Joe Cerami ’87 Director, Public Service Leadership Program, Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University In August 2001, Dr. Joe Cerami joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He teaches courses in national security policy and leadership studies in the Master’s Program in International Affairs. […]

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Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, and Try Again

Posted on September 11, 2012

Caleb Holt Managing Director of Product Development of Texas A&M Engineering Extension ServiceCaleb W. Holt is TEEX lead market analyst having devised growth and marketing strategies from start-ups to Fortune 500 over the past 5 years. With background in agricultural start-ups and exits, Mr. Holt offers business experiences to mentor entrepreneurs moving ideas to commercialization. […]

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Are Leaders Born, Or Are They Made?

Posted on July 24, 2012

Sherman Wright Co-founder and Managing Partner of commongroundSherman Wright is co-founder and managing partner of award-winning marketing agency, commonground. The Chicago-based agency recently received the distinction of being named one of the 13 most successful companies to watch in 2012 by Black Enterprise Magazine. Sherman sits on several corporate and non-profit boards including Chicago Advertising […]

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How A&M’s “Other Education” Taught Me Entrepreneurship

Posted on May 30, 2012

Joe Williamson Former President of Speak Social Class of ’02 Texas A&M University has a long tradition of valuing “the other education,” the education that comes from participation in student activities. In my time as a student at A&M (class of 2001), I took this concept to heart and got involved with everything from bonfire […]

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Posted on April 24, 2012

Todd Sorrel President of Select Premium Todd Sorrel ‘96 has been an Austin Aggie since graduation. He worked for Motorola and A.G. Edwards before founding Select Premium in 2003. Select Premium is a premium finance company that prides itself on innovation, ease-of-use, and a focus on its relationships with independent insurance agents. Since 2003 he’s […]

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Creating Your Own Destiny

Posted on February 21, 2012

Elizabeth “Liz” Perez-Halperin President and Founder GC Green Liz is the President and founder of GC Green (GCG), a 9/11 service disabled veteran owned Green Build General Contracting and Consulting Firm.  Prior to starting GCG, Liz was in the green build and engineering industry for six years in San Diego, California. Liz also served in the […]

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Friday Link Round-Up, February 17th

Posted on February 17, 2012

Howdy and Welcome back to Venture Voices’  Friday Link Round Up. Every week we compile some interesting entrepreneurial websites, blogs, or any other internet finds that we think you will enjoy and benefit from. Please feel free to add to the Link Round Up with any other entrepreneurial articles or links you have found. Does […]

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Hail to Courageous Entrepreneurs!

Posted on February 7, 2012

R. Duane Ireland is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership in the Mays Business School. He has co-authored multiple books including the 4th edition of Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures (2012) and the 10th edition of Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization (2013). He recently completed his term as Editor […]

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Money Isn’t Everything: Four Tips to Motivate Your Team

Posted on January 31, 2012

I am an avid reader. The desire to learn and explore continues to grow. In fact, as an entrepreneur, the craving for knowledge has only intensified. My interest areas have fallen into four primary categories: leadership, branding, services and process.

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