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JOSH MABUS — Ideas are IOUs


A big part of being a child in the South involves hearing stories and colloquialisms from your elders you won’t understand until much later. This is one I’m beginning to understand: Two birds are sitting on a power line. One bird decides to fly off. How many birds are sitting on the power line? One you say? No, there are ...

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JOSH MABUS — Get off the shoulders of giants


Humans learn from observation. Toddlers observe others to build vocabulary. We test and assign new words with correct objects. As we continue to mature, we learn social norms by observing and emulating the populace. It’s no wonder that this behavior is also true in business. We emulate the greats and hope their success translates to ours. This has extended into ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Bob Lomenick gains reputation as industry innovator

Thomas Edison once said, “I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent it.” Edison was a prolific innovator with over 1,000 patents in his name. I believe he captured the true spirit of an entrepreneur with his statement. Entrepreneurs are visionaries who are not satisfied with the status quo. While others see insurmountable challenges, they see ...

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iPad spurs disruption in point-of-sale payment industry

Apple created and marketed the iPad mobile tablet as a media player for the family, and it is that. But its versatility, coupled with the imaginations of its users, has launched mini-revolutions within some business sectors, as entrepreneurs discover the iPad is a readymade platform for cloud computing. An illustration: App-makers and entrepreneurs are taking a run at replacing many ...

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C Spire opens prototype facility in Starkville; Clinton is next

C Spire today announced the grand opening of its new 3,000 square foot prototype retail store in Starkville. The new store, located at 337 Highway 12 West in Starkville, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s industry-leading personalization program, which gives customers apps and content that ...

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Man pleads guilty to stealing $100,000 from MDA

NEW ORLEANS  — A Harahan, La., man has pleaded guilty to stealing government funds. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Vernon Ponder pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon. Letten says Ponder applied to the Mississippi Development Authority and to the U.S. Small Business Association for money to repair his vacation home in Bay St. Louis after ...

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UPDATE: C Spire to offer iPhone 4S; fourth company to do so and ahead of T-Mobile

PRE-REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY; DEVICE WILL LAUNCH IN COMING WEEKS RIDGELAND —  As the Mississippi Business Journal reported several weeks ago, C Spire, the regional wireless carrier previously known as Cellular South, will have the newest iPhone from Apple to offer its customers. C Spire announced today that it will launch iPhone 4S in the U.S. in the coming weeks. ••• ...

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The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

CUPERTINO, Calif. — In dark suit and bowtie, he is a computing-era carnival barker — eyebrows bouncing, hands gesturing, smile seductive and coy and a bit annoying. It’s as if he’s on his first date with an entire generation of consumers. And, in a way, he is. It is Jan. 24, 1984, and a young Steve Jobs is standing at ...

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