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The Resource Mississippi entrepreneurs, Polly Dement

Mississippi entrepreneurs, Polly Dement

Label
Mississippi entrepreneurs
Title
Mississippi entrepreneurs
Statement of responsibility
Polly Dement
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The seventy stories in Mississippi Entrepreneurs collectively draw attention to the tenacious and courageous journeys of Mississippi men and women who risk fortune and futures to create successful enterprises. Most tell "how they did it" uniquely and in their own words, bringing to life their entrepreneurial spirits. Family members and former colleagues pick up the storyline for legendary entrepreneurs who have passed on, recalling vividly the characteristics that set them apart from the competition. Usually a passion for creation inspired these go-getters--whether casting red-hot liquid steel into industrial products (Fred Wile, Meridian); constructing buildings (Roy Anderson III, Gulfport; Bill Yates Jr., Philadelphia; and William Yates III, Biloxi); making agricultural products grow (Janice and Allen Eubanks, Lucedale; and Mike Sanders, Cleveland); delivering and installing furniture (Johnnie Terry, Jackson); using technology to improve systems (John Palmer and Joel Bomgar, and Toni and Bill Cooley, Jackson; and Billy and Linda Howard, Laurel); expanding food operations (Dr. S.L. Sethi, Jackson; and Don Newcomb, Oxford); or sharing the sheer love of music (Hartley Peavey, Meridian), food (Robert St. John, Hattiesburg), art (Erin Hayne and Nuno Gonçalves Ferreira, Jackson), or books (John Evans, Jackson; and Richard Howorth, Oxford). Social and cultural entrepreneurs made their marks as well, including those focused on social justice (Martha Bergmark, Jackson); access to health care (Aaron Shirley, Jackson); and public education (Jack Reed, Tupelo). Few if any books have focused exclusively on this aspect of the state's history. Altogether the stories, accompanied by seventy black and white photographs, illustrate common traits, including plentiful vision, fierce drive, willingness to take risks and change for a better way, the ability to innovate, solve problems, and turn luck (both good and bad) to advantage. Most of these entrepreneurs generously share the rewards of their hard work and ingenuity with their communities"--
  • "The stories in Mississippi Entrepreneurs draw attention to the tenacious and courageous journeys of Mississippi men and women who risk fortune and futures to create successful enterprises. Most tell "how they did it" uniquely and in their own words; family members and former colleagues pick up the storyline for legendary entrepreneurs who have passed on, recalling vividly the characteristics that set them apart from the competition. Usually a passion for creation inspired these go-getters--whether casting liquid steel into industrial products (Fred Wile, Meridian); constructing buildings (Roy Anderson III, Gulfport; Bill Yates Jr., Philadelphia); making agricultural products grow (Janice and Allen Eubanks, Lucedale; Mike Sanders, Cleveland); delivering and installing furniture (Johnnie Terry, Jackson); using technology to improve systems (John Palmer and Joel Bomgar, Jackson; Billy and Linda Howard, Laurel); expanding food operations (S.L. Sethi, Jackson; Don Newcomb, Oxford); or sharing the sheer love of music (Hartley Peavey, Meridian), food (Robert St. John, Hattiesburg), art (Erin Hayne and Nuno Gonsalves Ferreira, Jackson), or books (John Evans, Jackson; Richard Howarth, Oxford). Social and cultural entrepreneurs made their marks as well, including those focused on social justice (Martha Bergmark, Jackson); access to health care (Aaron Shirley, Jackson); and public education (Jack Reed, Tupelo). Few if any books have focused exclusively on this aspect of the state's history. Altogether these stories illustrate common traits, including plentiful vision, fierce drive, willingness to take risks and change for a better way, the ability to innovate, solve problems, and turn luck to advantage"--
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dement, Polly
Dewey number
338/.040922792
Index
index present
LC call number
HC107.M7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Businesspeople
  • Entrepreneurship
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Businesspeople
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mississippi
Label
Mississippi entrepreneurs, Polly Dement
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; MISSISSIPPI ENTREPRENEURS; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; VICTOR MAVAR, SR.; Envisioning Success: Seafood to Cat Food and Beyond; PHIL HARDIN; Capital from Bakery Success: Seeds Educational Philanthropy; GEORGE A. McLEAN; A Man and His Newspaper: Catalyze Community Development; DUMAS MILNER; Eclectic Entrepreneur: Flew High in His Prime; WARREN A. HOOD, SR. & WARREN A. HOOD, JR.; Two Generations: Of Hood Industrial Complexes; BILL HOGG; Pragmatic Vision Thrives: Because People Have to Eat; OWEN COOPER; Creating Multiple Businesses: With an Idea a Minute
  • RICHARD McRAEBuilding Department Stores: Formula for Success; ROY ANDERSON, JR. & ROY ANDERSON, II; Constructing Buildings: Doing It the Right Way; JESSE BRENT; Legendary River Man: Pilots Towboat Industry; FRANK SPAIN; Exploring Frontiers of Communications: Inventing Solutions; JOHN H. BRYAN, JR.; The Greatest Gift: Yields Business and Social Dividends; W.C. FORE; Dr. Dirt: Moves It to Land and Sea; WILLIAM H. SEMANN; Inventive Composites Manufacturer: Makes Ideas Pay; MARTY DAVIDSON; One Man's Pipe Dream: Blows No Smoke; LEO SEAL, JR.; Banking on Character: When Disaster Changes the Game
  • MARY MAHONEYMary Mahoney's: Old French House Restaurant; WILLIAM G. YATES, JR. & WILLIAM G. YATES, II; Yates Construction: Bigger than Us; JOHN PALMER; Anticipating Shifts in Business: Music as Metaphor; HARTLEY PEAVEY & MARY PEAVEY; Building a Company That Rocks: On a Passion for Music; BILLY HOWARD, SR. & LINDA HOWARD; Growing through Windows: Of Opportunity; FRED ADAMS, JR.; Appetite for Acquisitions: Feeds Egg Company Growth; PHILLIP MARTIN; Choctaw Self-Determination: Through Jobs and Education; JOE FRANK SANDERSON, JR.; Going Against the Grain: Makes Chickens Pay; HASSELL FRANKLIN
  • Outsmarting Furniture Industry Decline: With Reclining CustomersMICKEY HOLLIMAN; Making It: The Best Seat in the House; AARON SHIRLEY; Vision Turns Dilapidated Mall: Into Thriving Medical Complex; JOHN BOWER; Kidney Care: Business by Necessity; SATNAM SETHI & MONICA SETHI HARRIGILL; Creating a Conglomerate: Believing There Are No Downsides; ANN ALEXANDER & JIMMY ALEXANDER; Powering Vision: With Electrical Know-How; TOMMY DULANEY; Air Pollution Regulations: Support Structural Steel; JOHN EVANS & RICHARD HOWORTH; Two Independent Booksellers: Change Hometown Cultures; LELAND SPED
  • The Right Time: For the REIT BusinessWILL PRIMOS; Turkey Calls: Give Wing to Thriving Hunting Business; TONI COOLEY & WILLIAM COOLEY; Getting into the Game: All Systems Go; B.T. JONES; Minorities in Action: Taking Support Systems to Scale; ERNEST L. BURDETTE, ROBERT E. SANDOZ & FRANK J. WILEM, JR.; Three Partners: Find Just One Thing; JOHNNIE TERRY; Two-Cent Raise Galvanizes: Furniture Installation Business; FRED WILE; Casting the Works into a Foundry: All in the Family; JOHN DANE II; Boat-Builder Braves Storms: Of Weather and Recession; GAIL PITTMAN
Control code
881386766
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626740501
Lccn
2014011145
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt135zrqh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881386766
Label
Mississippi entrepreneurs, Polly Dement
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; MISSISSIPPI ENTREPRENEURS; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; VICTOR MAVAR, SR.; Envisioning Success: Seafood to Cat Food and Beyond; PHIL HARDIN; Capital from Bakery Success: Seeds Educational Philanthropy; GEORGE A. McLEAN; A Man and His Newspaper: Catalyze Community Development; DUMAS MILNER; Eclectic Entrepreneur: Flew High in His Prime; WARREN A. HOOD, SR. & WARREN A. HOOD, JR.; Two Generations: Of Hood Industrial Complexes; BILL HOGG; Pragmatic Vision Thrives: Because People Have to Eat; OWEN COOPER; Creating Multiple Businesses: With an Idea a Minute
  • RICHARD McRAEBuilding Department Stores: Formula for Success; ROY ANDERSON, JR. & ROY ANDERSON, II; Constructing Buildings: Doing It the Right Way; JESSE BRENT; Legendary River Man: Pilots Towboat Industry; FRANK SPAIN; Exploring Frontiers of Communications: Inventing Solutions; JOHN H. BRYAN, JR.; The Greatest Gift: Yields Business and Social Dividends; W.C. FORE; Dr. Dirt: Moves It to Land and Sea; WILLIAM H. SEMANN; Inventive Composites Manufacturer: Makes Ideas Pay; MARTY DAVIDSON; One Man's Pipe Dream: Blows No Smoke; LEO SEAL, JR.; Banking on Character: When Disaster Changes the Game
  • MARY MAHONEYMary Mahoney's: Old French House Restaurant; WILLIAM G. YATES, JR. & WILLIAM G. YATES, II; Yates Construction: Bigger than Us; JOHN PALMER; Anticipating Shifts in Business: Music as Metaphor; HARTLEY PEAVEY & MARY PEAVEY; Building a Company That Rocks: On a Passion for Music; BILLY HOWARD, SR. & LINDA HOWARD; Growing through Windows: Of Opportunity; FRED ADAMS, JR.; Appetite for Acquisitions: Feeds Egg Company Growth; PHILLIP MARTIN; Choctaw Self-Determination: Through Jobs and Education; JOE FRANK SANDERSON, JR.; Going Against the Grain: Makes Chickens Pay; HASSELL FRANKLIN
  • Outsmarting Furniture Industry Decline: With Reclining CustomersMICKEY HOLLIMAN; Making It: The Best Seat in the House; AARON SHIRLEY; Vision Turns Dilapidated Mall: Into Thriving Medical Complex; JOHN BOWER; Kidney Care: Business by Necessity; SATNAM SETHI & MONICA SETHI HARRIGILL; Creating a Conglomerate: Believing There Are No Downsides; ANN ALEXANDER & JIMMY ALEXANDER; Powering Vision: With Electrical Know-How; TOMMY DULANEY; Air Pollution Regulations: Support Structural Steel; JOHN EVANS & RICHARD HOWORTH; Two Independent Booksellers: Change Hometown Cultures; LELAND SPED
  • The Right Time: For the REIT BusinessWILL PRIMOS; Turkey Calls: Give Wing to Thriving Hunting Business; TONI COOLEY & WILLIAM COOLEY; Getting into the Game: All Systems Go; B.T. JONES; Minorities in Action: Taking Support Systems to Scale; ERNEST L. BURDETTE, ROBERT E. SANDOZ & FRANK J. WILEM, JR.; Three Partners: Find Just One Thing; JOHNNIE TERRY; Two-Cent Raise Galvanizes: Furniture Installation Business; FRED WILE; Casting the Works into a Foundry: All in the Family; JOHN DANE II; Boat-Builder Braves Storms: Of Weather and Recession; GAIL PITTMAN
Control code
881386766
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626740501
Lccn
2014011145
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt135zrqh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881386766

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