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Failure was not an option for Harvey

In a meeting several years ago in the office of the Chancellor at the University of Mississippi, five start-up business owners met with a representative from a national entrepreneurship foundation. In the conversation, the representative shared the familiar statistics about start-up failures with the group. One of the business owners strongly disagreed with the proposition by this “expert” that they ...

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Sen. Wicker and the Tenth Amendment

There is yet another thing for which we must give the Tea Party movement credit. It has played a role in making Constitutional scholars out of everyday working folk. Recently I have come across everyone from the auto mechanic to the curb store clerk who have in a heightened state of agitation and in a firm voice said in effect, ...

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Jeff’s plan extends to all at MTA

The Mississippi Technology Alliance recently held its third-annual Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala and eleventh-annual Conference on High Technology. At the Gala, Dr. Robert C. Khayat, chancellor emeritus of The University of Mississippi was awarded the 2010 Legends Award, and Dr. John Bower, Will Primos and Dr. Bill Rayburn were inducted to the Hall of Fame.  In addition, Hybrid ...

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From bumper stickers to reality

The time for spirited campaign rhetoric and stinging one-liners is over.  The image makers have done their jobs, and with the Republican electoral hurricane as proof the Tea Party can rightfully claim to have made good on its threats to come to Washington in hopes of “taking back the government.”  However, it has been an interesting post-election week as the ...

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The leadership styles of President Obama

What is President Obama’s leadership style? Before answering that question it would be appropriate to define the term.  What is “style?”  It is simply the way that something is done.  In the college football world one hears a lot about “style points” these days.  It refers to how a team wins, i.e., by how many points and the methods used ...

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Morris has diverse talents

I am always amazed by people who seem to defy the bounds of time and develop multiple areas of mastery in life.  The Greek word for this is polymath, someone “who has learned much.”  We also call these people Renaissance men or women.  William H. (Bill) Morris Jr., founder of The William Morris Group, P.A., is certainly someone who has ...

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