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  • No single course of study is more perfectly suited for people withperfectly suited for people with military experience than Entrepreneurship

    Bill Sherrill, former USMC,Bill Sherrill, former USMC,Bill Sherrill, former USMC, Bill Sherrill, former USMC, Line Sgt. Purple Heart Line Sgt. Purple Heart Recipient, Iwo Jima, Founder Recipient, Iwo Jima, Founder of the Entrepreneurshipof the Entrepreneurshipof the Entrepreneurship of the Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Program at the University of HoustonHouston

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  • COMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSThis is Bill Sherrill. It is an honor to address youand thank you for your military service to our

    t I i iti t b t f

    This is Bill Sherrill. It is an honor to address youand thank you for your military service to our

    t I i iti t b t fcountry. Im inviting you to become part of a veryspecial course of study at the Bauer College ofBusiness. Dan Steppe and some other folks are

    country. Im inviting you to become part of a veryspecial course of study at the Bauer College ofBusiness. Dan Steppe and some other folks arebuilding a program that attracts people with yourspecial qualifications and characteristics. Inshort, I believe no single course of study is more

    building a program that attracts people with yourspecial qualifications and characteristics. Inshort, I believe no single course of study is moreperfectly suited for persons with militaryexperience than this program in entrepreneurship.perfectly suited for persons with militaryexperience than this program in entrepreneurship.

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  • EntrepreneursEntrepreneursDeal with RiskOvercome FearsDeal with RiskOvercome Fears

    Operate IndependentlyAre CourageousOvercome Fears

    Are LeadersAchieve

    Overcome FearsAre LeadersAchieve

    gDevelop PlansExecute PlansAchieve

    Results/MissionEndure Difficult

    Achieve Results/Mission

    Endure Difficult

    Are DisciplinedAre PersistentHave a Sense of PurposeConditions

    Adapt to ChangeConditions

    Adapt to Change

    Have a Sense of PurposeAre Passionate Have Strong EthicsApply technology

    SacrificeApply technologySacrifice

    Have Strong EthicsInspire OthersThrive on Achievement

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  • COMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSWhen studying the qualities and behaviors ofentrepreneursthey tend to be a fairlyWhen studying the qualities and behaviors ofentrepreneursthey tend to be a fairlydifferent breed of person. Entrepreneurs havethis remarkable ability to do these things.different breed of person. Entrepreneurs havethis remarkable ability to do these things.

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  • Military VeteransMilitary VeteransDeal with RiskOvercome FearsDeal with RiskOvercome Fears

    Operate IndependentlyCourageousOvercome Fears

    LeadershipR lt /Mi i

    Overcome FearsLeadershipR lt /Mi i

    gPlanningExecuting

    Results/MissionEndure Difficult

    Conditions

    Results/MissionEndure Difficult

    Conditions

    DisciplinePersistenceSense of PurposeConditions

    Adapt to ChangeA l t h l

    ConditionsAdapt to ChangeA l t h l

    Sense of PurposePassionate Strong EthicsApply technology

    Able to SacrificeApply technologyAble to Sacrifice

    Strong EthicsInspire OthersThrives on Achievement.

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  • COMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSNow comes the interesting point, and that iswhen you look over the qualities and actionsNow comes the interesting point, and that iswhen you look over the qualities and actionsof men and women with militaryexperienceyou know what you find? Exactlythe same list.

    of men and women with militaryexperienceyou know what you find? Exactlythe same list.the same list.the same list.

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  • PurposePurposeppThis program reflects a belief that there is a This program reflects a belief that there is a

    unique relationship between Entrepreneurship and U.S. Military Serviceunique relationship between Entrepreneurship and U.S. Military Service

    Act now to help create and become a part of this Military Entrepreneurship Program

    Act now to help create and become a part of this Military Entrepreneurship ProgramMilitary Entrepreneurship Program.

    Im encouraging you to act today to be part of this

    Military Entrepreneurship Program.

    Im encouraging you to act today to be part of thisI m encouraging you to act today to be part of this program.

    I m encouraging you to act today to be part of this program.

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  • COMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSSo the first purpose of my talk was to showyou the remarkable relationship betweenSo the first purpose of my talk was to showyou the remarkable relationship betweenEntrepreneurship and U. S. Military Service.

    The second purpose is to extend a personal

    Entrepreneurship and U. S. Military Service.

    The second purpose is to extend a personalinvitation for you to help us create anEntrepreneurship Program fitted to veterans.

    Fi ll I i i i

    invitation for you to help us create anEntrepreneurship Program fitted to veterans.

    Fi ll I i i iFinally, I encourage you to act now in signingup for this program.Finally, I encourage you to act now in signingup for this program.

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  • Entrepreneurship is Sweeping Entrepreneurship is Sweeping the Worldthe World

    70% of new jobs from Entrepreneurs70% of new jobs from Entrepreneurs 70% of new jobs from Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Commercialize Ideas, 70% of new jobs from Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Commercialize Ideas,

    Commercialize Technologies and save EconomiesCommercialize Technologies and save Economies

    People from all over the world are seeking to understand and become Entrepreneurs

    People from all over the world are seeking to understand and become Entrepreneurs

    Many are coming right here to U of H. Many are coming right here to U of H.

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  • COMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSEntrepreneurship is a very hot course of study theworld over. Research shows that over the past 10years 70% of the new jobs that were created came

    Entrepreneurship is a very hot course of study theworld over. Research shows that over the past 10years 70% of the new jobs that were created cameyears70% of the new jobs that were created camefrom entrepreneurs.

    It doesnt matter what field of study you are taking, this

    years70% of the new jobs that were created camefrom entrepreneurs.

    It doesnt matter what field of study you are taking, thisentrepreneurial spirit helps lift ideas from the classroom to the market, and the formation of smallbusiness has been and will continue to be the besth f it li i i P l f ll

    entrepreneurial spirit helps lift ideas from the classroom to the market, and the formation of smallbusiness has been and will continue to be the besth f it li i i P l f llhope of revitalizing economies. People from all overthe world have latched on to this idea ofentrepreneurship and a lot of them are right here todayt th U f H

    hope of revitalizing economies. People from all overthe world have latched on to this idea ofentrepreneurship and a lot of them are right here todayt th U f H

    Wolff Center for EntrepreneurshipWolff Center for EntrepreneurshipWolff Center for Entrepreneurshipat the U of H.at the U of H.

  • Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship Magazine

    Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship MagazineEntrepreneurship MagazineEntrepreneurship Magazine

    Top Undergraduate ProgramsTop Undergraduate ProgramsTop Undergraduate ProgramsTop Undergraduate Programs

    1.University of Houston2. Babson Collegeg

    3. Drexel University

    4. Dayton

    5. University of Arizona

    6. Temple University

    7 DePaul University7. DePaul University

    8. University of Oklahoma

    9. University of Southern California

    Wolff Center for EntrepreneurshipWolff Center for EntrepreneurshipWolff Center for Entrepreneurship...10.Chapman

  • COMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSCOMMENTSThe U.S. Military is the best force on earthand its always good to be associated withThe U.S. Military is the best force on earthand its always good to be associated withexcellence. This past year the University ofHouston was ranked the Number OneEntrepreneurship Program in the Nation. This

    excellence. This past year the University ofHouston was ranked the Number OneEntrepreneurship Program in the Nation. ThisEntrepreneurship Program in the Nation. Thismay sound like bragging, but in Texas theresan old sayingIf you can do it.it aintbragging

    Entrepreneurship Program in the Nation. Thismay sound like bragging, but in Texas theresan old sayingIf you can do it.it aintbragging bragging.bragging.

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