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Gary Hoover - Think Like An Entrepreneur (A Meeting of the Junto)

Gary Hoover
Think Like an Entrepreneur

Thursday, October 4

Admission Free -- No reservation necessary
* We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.
* People who want to make an announcement or introduce
    themselves should sign up on the sheet at the entrance table. 
* At 7:30pm the moderator, Gene Epstein, will call on people 
    who signed up, in order. Each person will have up to 
    4 minutes to make their announcement, including taking 
    comments and questions about it from the audience.
* The speaker will begin promptly at 8:00pm. The talk will 
    be uninterrupted. 
        People in the audience should take notes for questions and 
    discussion afterward.
* When the questions and discussions begins anyone in the 
    audience can have 4 minutes for a discussion or rebuttal 
    of the speaker's points.
* The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later.

General Society Library, 
20 West 44 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC
near the Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, S to Grand Central -- 42nd St. 
B, D, F, 7 to 42nd Street -- Sixth Ave. at Bryant Park 
A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 to Times Square -- 42nd St.

Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

Train: MTA Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central 

Car: Some private parking facilities in the area. Parking on 
side streets is metered, limited to specific days and times.

Please note: 
* Discussions are intense, but polite. Participation by all 
attendees is highly encouraged.
* Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Gary Hoover
Think Like an Entrepreneur:
    In today's world, we often think of an entrepreneur as the 
computer scientist who goes to Stanford or MIT, has a brilliant 
idea, raises venture capital, makes billions and lives happily 
ever after.
    But real entrepreneurs are a much broader species and can 
be found everywhere, in businesses small and large, at food 
carts and occasionally at corporate desks, in every corner of 
the world. Even in the world of non-profits.
    Entrepreneurial thinking is key to our future. In his talk 
veteran entrepreneur Gary will draw from his years of starting
companies, observing and teaching entrepreneurs, and 
studying big business to give us insights about what makes 
entrepreneurs think differently. 
Gary grew up in an Indiana General Motors factory town, 
and began asking questions about business at an early age. 
Convinced that the best way to change the world (for the better) 
was to lead or create enterprises.
    He started subscribing to Fortune Magazine when he was 12. 
He visited hundreds of corp. HQ and offices before he was 18
and studied the stock market in depth. He questioned, ''What 
separates the losers from the winners?''
    He studied economics U. Chicago under Milton Friedman 
& others. He was a securities analyst for CitiBank, a buyer 
for Federated Department Stores and headed acquisitions 
and strategic planning May Department Stores.
    At 30 he created the book superstore BOOKSTOP. It was 
sold to Barnes & Noble for $41.5 million. 
    In 1990 he began a small business information publisher
Reference Press. It became Hoover's, Inc., the world's largest 
Internet-based provider of information about enterprises: 
    It covers thousands of companies around the world, 
including private, public and non-profits. It's changed 
the way we do things and today employs over 600 people. 
    He speaks around the world to Fortune 500 execs, trade 
associations, entrepreneurs and college & high school students 
about how enterprises are built and how they stand the test of 
time. He talks about history, geography, demography, curiosity 
and other key things. He also maintains a list of new business 
ideas, containing over 100 concepts.
    Watch Gary's business history talks at:
    Visit his Youtube site at:
    Visit his site at:
    Read his bio at:


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  • Iris

    Go to the Junto site:
    There were over 150 people at last the Sept. 2012 Junto.
    It's at the same location every month:
    General Society Library,
    20 West 44 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC
    near the Grand Central Terminal

    September 25, 2012

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