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A View from the Top: The Story of ESPN

Bill Rasmussen set out to achieve what most thought at the time to be the unimaginable -- deliver sports television programming 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Not only did he succeed, but he changed the face of television, cable broadcasting, and sports.

Where It All Began

Bill Rasmussen turned his passion for sports into a well conceived idea that changed the face of sports as we know it.  Watch video

ESPN is Born

ESPN helped to unveil “the telecommunications event of the future” dishing out sports 24 hours a day.  Watch video

The Premiere of ESPN

On Sep. 7, 1979, ESPN began to serve sports fans anytime, anywhere--a mission that still rings true today.  Watch video

ESPN, Blazing New Trails

Bill Rasmussen never gave up on the theory that 24 hour sports would be well received nationwide--ESPN remains laser-focused on sports today benefiting fans, athletes, and teams alike.  Watch video

The Challenges of an Entrepreneur

Deciding when to let go of one’s business is perhaps the most important decision an entrepreneur will make--learn how Bill Rasmussen dealt with this important milestone.  Watch video

Perseverance Pays Off

If you have a passion for an idea--coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit--and you pursue it against all odds, you can make BIG things happen.  Watch video

On The Rise

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This free guide from Capital One and Inc., outlines the keys to creating a business plan that anticipates best- and worst-case scenarios so you can develop a series of action steps to accommodate fast growth.  Download now

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Love Texas

Texas is enjoying a rapidly growing and evolving entrepreneurial sector and it has nothing to do with the Lone Star state's famous brisket.  Read more

2 Women Serial Entrepreneurs Tell All

Susan Leger Ferraro, founder of an early-childhood schools chain, and Laura Fitton, digital business owner, irreverently detail what has helped them most along the way.  Read more

The Best Mistake I Ever Made

Hire Great People

Your employees--the team members you have on board--are the main ingredient in your recipe for success.  Watch video

Hitting the Wall and Moving Past It

It’s about resilience. This is your opportunity to get through and move onto the other side.  Watch video

Listen to Your Customers

Put a system of checks and balances in place. Continuously turn to your customers for feedback.  Watch video

Find Great Advisors

Who should be on your advisory team?  Individuals who can deliver insight that will help you to evolve and grow.  Watch video

On the Rise: Stories of Growth and Success from Texas Entrepreneurs

Technology Can Make or Break Your Business

How leveraging technology can help you scale your business, but can never be a substitute for human interaction.  Watch video

Working ON Your Business, Not IN Your Business

Entrepreneurship teaches you to roll up your sleeves and drive your ship, but what's your next move? Nina Vaca of Pinnacle Resources discusses how to be a student of your industry.  Watch video

A Commitment to Culture

Your employees are entrepreneurs too.  Jerry Lasco of Lasco Enterprises believes that a positive company culture not only fosters camaraderie, but can be monetized by a higher quality of work.  Watch video

Come Up For Air

How can we borrow lessons from efficiency experts and apply them to our own businesses?  Watch video

How I Did It: Women Entrepreneurs Tell All

How Entrepreneurs See Obstacles

Maisha Walker of message medium explains how passion for your product can overcome obstacles.  Watch video

Be Someone People Want to Mentor

Don't waste your networking opportunities by asking lazy questions!  Laura Fitton of oneforty.com explains why a mentor wants to spend his energy on you.  Watch video

Your Culture is Not a List on the Wall

Susan Leger Ferraro of Lupoli Companies believes culture is a practice.  It's the small, daily decisions that make up a company's culture.  Watch video

Delegate Early and Often

The biggest entrepreneur learning curve: learning how to hire and manage people. Giving up control and perfection allows a CEO flexibility to develop a team.  Watch video

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Innovation with Howard Tullman

The president and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and a pioneer in digital and social media, electronic arts and immersive education shares his insights on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.  Watch video

Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons

Lewis Schiff identifies the seven distinct principles practiced by individuals who may or may not be any smarter than the rest of the population, but seem to understand instinctively how money is made.  Watch video





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