Gary Hoover : history of American business & entrepreneurs
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how to contact us
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Leif Smith
303-778-0880
Explorers Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 9100
Denver, CO 80209
USA
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Explorers Foundation ••• home page
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efBegin ••• top level for all outlines
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Vortices ••• list of all vortices
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Threads ••• traces of conversations
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Glyphs ••• list of fragments of Freeorder
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Investments ••• a table of all investments
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freeorder ••• the concept & vision
 
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Investment History
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2019: Cobden-Bright Award of $250 to support Gary’s newly begun American Business History Center, Flatonia, Texas
 
Gary’s letter about the creation of the American Business History Center, “Can You Help Us Educate the World?” ••• May 14, 2019
 
“Gary Hoover has founded several businesses, each with the core value of education.  He founded BOOKSTOP, the first chain of book superstores, which was purchased by Barnes & Noble and became the nucleus for their chain.  He co-founded the company that became Hoover’s, Inc. – one of the world’s largest sources of information about companies, now owned by Dun & Bradstreet.” •••
 
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Gary Hoover and Hoover’s World ••• : tracking Gary’s work over many years
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About Hoover’s World •••
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The American Business History Center ••• : founded May 2019
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About the Center •••
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Articles ••• on the Center’s pages
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“American Originals” ••• by Gary Hoover, sponsored by Archbridge •••
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Explorers Foundation & American Business History Center
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Explorers Foundation, Inc. became a founding member in May 2019
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Understanding the history of business, the fabric of discovery called market process, is essential to the emergence of freeorder. Learned tomes will not do the job. The message must fly on the wings of story. Here’s to the pens and cameras of the American Business History Center!
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Quotations introducing the Center: “The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.” –Winston Churchill; “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards” –Steve Jobs
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This project inspired us to present to Gary Hoover •••, a founder of the History Center, an Explorers Foundation Cobden-Bright Award ••• accompanied by a small donation to be invested in the Center.
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freeorder, in part, depends on a continuous discovery process called “the market,” to which entrepreneurs contribute by seeking to combine resources in ways that deliver more for less. Success results in profit, failure in loss. Productive resources accumulate in the hands of those who profit. What all of us choose to buy, or not to buy, eventually determines the allocation of all capital not stolen. •••
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