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Grab a Twinkie or two - enjoy them while you read the story of a brand resurrected - truly branding for results. 
Friday's Fearless Brand - TwinkiesThe Continental Baking Company - of Indianapolis, Indiana, introduced Hostess® Cupcakes back in 1919. Wrapped for on-the-go consumption, they were a big success so Continental expanded in 1926  the line of snacks under the Hostess® brand name. An item that became incredibly popular was a single serving strawberry shortcake - sponge cake with a strawberry creme filling.The time frame for that snack was limited by ...
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Authentic, passionate, talented and courageous - this Friday's Fearless Brand - Robin Roberts
Friday's Fearless Brand - Robin RobertsTuskegee is a town of about 12,000 people in the southeastern portion of Alabama. It is home to Tuskegee University - a predominately black school founded in 1881 - that developed a national reputation for academics and philanthropy under the leadership of its first director, Booker T. Washington. The town is also known as the home to one of the most famous air squadrons of World War II - the Tuskegee Airmen...
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Love him or hate him - James Carville is a fearless brand. 
Controversial. Eccentric. Authentic. Fearless.
Friday's Fearless Brand - James CarvilleCarville, Louisiana is located in Iberville Parish just south of Baton Rouge.  The town was given its name in the late 1800's in honor of its postmaster. It is home to the National Hansen's Disease Museum - located at the site of a former sugar plantation which in 1894, became home to the now closed Carville National Leprosarium. On October 25, 1944, Carville  also became the birthplace of the first grandso...
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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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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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Do you own a Stetson? Perhaps you should - cowboy!
Friday's Fearless Brand - the Stetson®The American West of the 1800's was a land filled with promise - not just of hope and great opportunity - but also the promise of diverse dangers and hard living.  For one young man in his twenties, John - born and raised in Orange, New Jersey - the west held the promise of improved health. Having been diagnosed with tuberculosis, he headed west in the hopes that the open skies and clean air would afford his ...
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Geeks not only can be cool - they are often fearless brands as shown by Bill Nye - The Science Guy
Friday's Fearless Brand - Bill Nye - 'The Science Guy'Before they had even met - much less conceived him - World War II played a significant role in the lives of  his parents. In July of 1941, Ed Nye, the man who would become his father, left San Francisco and set out for Wake Island, just east of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean.  Once there, he began his new job as a canteen clerk. Four months later, Wake Island was invaded by the Japanese on ...
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So Bill, do I need to take up stand-up to cultivate my geek image?   I generally though most of my life was an excellent demonstration of my outer-geek.  Have an awesome Friday!
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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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As a kid, I actually held my breath until I passed out....and they said it couldn't be done.
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