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Bill Ellis
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Dreams can shape a country - a nation. Patrick Awuah's vision and conviction created +Ashesi University and the results are powerful and far reaching.
Friday's Fearless Brand - Patrick AwuahHe was born in Accra, Ghana in 1965 and raised in that country's chaos of the sixties and seventies. Ghana was under the rule of a military dictatorship whose policies made life difficult, to say the least. Finding food was a daily challenge for most families including his own. Imagine it being illegal for a business to make a profit - or to maintain product inventory of any significance. The country's econo...
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Language and gender differences? No problem. 
Hurricane - that's nothing!
Meet Carmen Castillo, a Spanish transplant who built a billion dollar business by embracing a dream and being determined.
Friday's Fearless Brand - Carmen CastilloShe was born on the Spanish island of Mallorca - the sixth of ten children. She first stood out because of her natural blonde hair - her family warmly referring to her as the 'blonde sheep' of the family. The fact that her family was quite poor did not diminish her rich imagination. From a very early age she dreamed of life outside of Spain. She would study foreign languages, imagining what life would be l...
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1 + 1 = more than 2! Really.
Check out the #branding  magic that is mike & MIKE
Friday's Fearless Brand - mike & MIKEAbout the only thing the two boys had in common was the same first name. One was born into a Catholic family in 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up with the no-nonsense, hard working, blue-collar persona the city itself exhibits. His father, Bob Sr., had played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for seven years prior to settling down to raise three sons with his wife, Catherine. Sports were a big part of th...
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Offensive to some, truth to others - humorous to most. This Friday's Fearless Brand  - Archie Bunker
(Note: contains language not politically correct which some will find offensive)
Friday's Fearless Brand - Archie BunkerAt first glance he was just one of countless blue collar workers living with his wife of 22 years in Queens, NY. It was the early 1970's - a time of turmoil - anti-war protests, student unrest, civil rights activism- and a time that made the conservative Republican yearn for the 'good old days'. Living with he and his wife were their adult daughter and her husband, an avowed liberal. The two men's political ...
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Strength in numbers + Strategic planning + Brand integration = Fearless Brand
Friday's Fearless Brand -  +Ace Hardware  #branding  
Friday's Fearless Brand - Ace HardwareIt is said that there is strength in numbers - in 1924, four Chicago businessmen put their faith and efforts into proving that adage. Four men - each of whom had established retail hardware stores - believed their business would benefit by joining forces. Their plan was simple - combine each individual store's buying power as leverage to negotiate lower cost of goods and favorable advertising rates.The strate...
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The power of authenticity is critical to a successful brand - a fearless brand as shown in this Friday's post featuring +EllenDegeneresShowTV 
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If you're thinking "Wolverine" - you're missing the true depth of the man! +Hugh Jackman is much more than what 'meets the eye'.
Friday's Fearless Brand - Hugh JackmanHis family left England in 1967, moving to Australia as part of that country's "populate or perish" initiative which offered financial incentives to immigrants. Born the next year, he was the youngest of five children but only the second to be Australian born.  The country suited him with its vast and diverse outdoors - he loved the beach and camping. A variety of school outings and holidays afforded him the ...
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A fearless brand before an international meme - Chuck Norris...
Friday's Fearless Brand - Chuck NorrisBy his own account, his childhood was average at best - but more accurately, it was mundane, if not downbeat. The oldest of three boys, he was born in Ryan, Oklahoma on March 12, 1940. His father - a truck driver, a mechanic and a bus driver - named him after Carlos Berry - his pastor. Growing up, young Carlos was shy and not very athletic - nor was he very enthused about school - achieving mediocre grades. W...
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What a business great story - and genuinely interesting, likable person +Mark Cuban 
Friday's Fearless Brand - Mark CubanPeople who have not been to Pittsburgh, PA might imagine it to be a steel town - dirty with soot-filled skies. The image might be one which includes a town past its prime, comprised of a blue-collar population with a strong work ethic and a love for their NFL team - the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those people's perceptions would be selling Pittsburgh short. The city - located in a beautiful confluence of three rivers...
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Whether shopping or #Branding - you have to love Trader Joe's
Friday's Fearless Brand - Trader Joe'sWith over 11,000 outlets, the Rexall Drug Company was the largest U.S. drug store franchise in 1958. The company accounted for 20% of all drug stores - each one owned by a local pharmacist. That business model had been successful since the company's inception in 1902 - but they began to feel the impact from the onslaught of national discount drug chains. At the same time, the convenience store and corner mark...
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There's more to a successful life than fame and fortune - or even the NFL. This Super Bowl weekend, take a few moments to read a real life example of exactly that.
Friday's Fearless Brand - Jason Brown. There are people who seem to be destined for one particular position in life - to fulfill a particular role or profession. Such was the case with a boy born in Henderson, North Carolina in May of 1983. Located near the Virginia state line with a population ...
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How fit is your brand? Ask yourself this - Can I be getting better results from my branding? Check out this Friday's Fearless brand - +Under Armour - their story is powerful.  #branding  
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As a kid, I actually held my breath until I passed out....and they said it couldn't be done.
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