"Lessons from Detroit". An Evening with Gary Hoover, AB'73
February 24, 2010: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
"Lessons from Detroit": What Every Technology Leader Can Learn from Founders of the Big Three US Automakers. An evening of energized lectures and discussions with master storyteller, business history enthusiast, and founder of Hoover's Business Information Service, Gary Hoover, AB'73. Self-host appetizers, entrees and open bar following the discussion.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Lecture: Room 202 / Reception: The Carillion, Private Dining Room 1 (Lower Level on hotel side)
1900 University Avenue (corner of MLK and Lavaca)
Driving Directions:Parking available at underground off of 20th Street. $7 garage parking passes sold in Gabriel's Cafe at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center after 4 p.m. Free parking across the street at the Bob Bullock Museum after 5 p.m
"The Story of Enterprise: Lessons for Leaders from Business History". Gary Hoover AB '73 will be giving the third of his energized lectures, "Lessons from Detroit", as part of his "The Story of Enterprise - Lessons for Leaders from Business History" series. Gary is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship of the UT McCombs School of Business.
5:30 PM-6:15 PM: Gabriel's Cafe: Pre-event reception / complimentary appetizers and cash bar
6:15 PM-7:30 PM: Room 202: Lecture followed by discussion
7:30 PM-9:30 PM: The Carillion, Private Dining Room 1 (Lower Level on hotel side); Self-host alumni reception.
Gary Hoover, AB'73 (Speaker)
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship of the UT McCombs School of Business
Gary Hoover studied economics at the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, served as a securities analyst for Citibank on Wall Street, worked as a buyer for Federated Department Stores, and headed up acquisitions and strategic planning for the May Department Stores.
At the age of 30, he founded BOOKSTOP, which changed the nature of book shopping in America. BOOKSTOP was sold to Barnes & Noble and became a cornerstone for their industry-dominating superstore chain.
Hoover's next venture was Hoover’s.com, the world’s largest Internet-based provider of information about enterprises. Hoovers.com covers over 40,000 companies around the world. In 2003, the company was purchased by Dun & Bradstreet.
In 2009, he was appointed Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the McCombs School of Business. He focuses on inspiring entrepreneurial thinking inside and outside of the business school.
Hoover has consulted with profits and non-profits, spoken to conferences, and worked to encourage entrepreneurial thinking on every continent and industry. In 2009 he launched his blog: www.hooversworld.com.