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Discover what it takes and what it means to think entrepreneurially from thought leaders throughout the St. Louis region. Cheryl and Christy bring to you the best and most experienced trailblazers around to give you insights to unlock your pioneer potential for creativity, innovation and experimentation.
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ETHINKSTL-027-NSBE! Engineers and Entrepreneurs-like in mind, spirit, excellence and impact!
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Persistent, Intellectually Curious, Courageous, Entrepreneurial, Innovative—these are all familiar entrepreneurial terms that are used by our guests to describe folks that are engineers.
Mr. Ronald Moore and Dr. Terrence Freeman represent the St. Louis Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers or NSBE. NSBE’s mission is the same today as it was over 40+ years ago—to help improve the recruitment and retention of black engineering students who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
NSBE is a highly respected, premiere African-American organization that is community focused with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming. They create opportunities for children as young as elementary school all the way through post-graduate studies. In this conversation, hear about the positive impact they have had on entrepreneurs they’ve worked with as well as the the millionaires and billionaires that are NSBE members.
What’s even more exciting is their 43rd Annual NSBE Conference that will be held March 29-April 2nd in Kansas City MO. At events like these, they have had great speakers and notables such as Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Cruise Line; General Darren McDew, Transcom, Commander US Airforce; Richard Mark, CEO of AmerenUE Illinois; Lieutenant General Joseph Ballard; former Corps of Engineers Commander and many other community figures that attend and participate.
Dr. Freeman shares his personal journey where instead of basketballs or bicycles he received chemistry sets and telescopes from parents who were determined to expose him to science at an early age. He became exceptional in his field with full scholarships and opportunities to some of the nation's most exceptional institutions for engineering. Mr. Moore not only served this country with the National Guard but his strong engineering background is presently a significant contribution to the region's infrastructure that's right below our feet.
Entrepreneur's Inspiration is in their true engineer's stories but also in the key take aways they share in this conversation.
In this episode:
- Encouragement if you've ever felt like you might not be right for the job or particular opportunity.
- Inspiration to overcome deeply engrained fears or apprehensions that you may have picked up in childhood.
- Entrepreneurship is about problem solving, but what's a step beyond that? The importance of problem recognition.
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