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Startup School: An MBA Designed For Entrepreneurs, Not I-Bankers

10/2013 //
Forbes, Inc. //
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Startup School: An MBA Designed For Entrepreneurs, Not I-Bankers “At 27 Calvin Hunt finally stumbled across his first great opportunity. The Atlanta native and lifelong fishing fanatic had graduated from Florida State in 2008 directly into the teeth of the Great Recession. A shot at a dream job in the corporate headquarters of Hatteras… // VIEW

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Sales – Hard-knock life

5/2012 //
Inc. Magazine //
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Texas Business School Teaching Door-to-Door Sales Grad students in Texas study entrepreneurship–and learn some tough lessons about sales. Cory Older, an M.B.A. student at the Acton School of Business in Austin, steeled himself as he prepared to knock on yet another stranger’s door–the 100th he had hit in two days. Frankly, he wasn’t proving… // VIEW

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Jeff Sandefer is Reinventing the MBA

Spring 2012 //
Philanthropy Magazine //
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Back to the Drawing Board Jeff Sandefer is reinventing the MBA “I was working in the oilfield, earning minimum wage, watching my co-workers give minimal effort,” recalls Jeff Sandefer. It was 1977, and the summer heat in west Texas was brutal. “My co-workers spent more time goofing off than working.” But the oil field… // VIEW

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Alumni Hugo Diaz and Lawson Boothe’s Vital Interaction

5/5/2012 //
Austin American Statesman //
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Statesman Startup Spotlight: Vital Interaction looks to make mark in health care communication field American-Statesman: How did the business concept originate? Hugo Diaz, Vital Interaction’s chief interaction officer: It actually originated and transformed out of a perceived failure. Lawson (Boothe) and I met while pursuing our MBAs at the Acton School of Business here… // VIEW