That Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Steve Charles

April 14, 2008

Wabash Magazine asked 18 entrepreneurs: What's the most important thing you know about being an entrepreneur? What should Wabash be doing to instill this "entrepreneurial spirit" in our students?

We heard from business and social entrepreneurs—those opening up new possibilities in health, music, the environment,  economic development and other areas of human needs, as well as those entrepreneurs leading innovation in business and commerce. 

These are their often surprising stories and candid responses:

Andrew Shelton '03

Pat East '00

Charles Cleland '61

Robert Meitus '87

Richard Elson '69

John Wheeler '70

Kiefer Mendenhall '62

Allen Schultz '87

Bob Knowling '77

Frank Hagaman '72

Bob Charles '59

Geoff Coates '89

Frank Kolisek '82

Michael Patterson '02

Norm Schumaker '63

Mead Killion '61

Charles Crowley '70

Stephen Miller '64



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