Eric Bell does nothing before 10 a.m. That’s not technically true, of course, but it is the sort of decisive, quirky thing you say when you’re the youthful CEO of a tech startup like Blue Duck Scooters, for which you will be remembered and quoted if you somehow make a fortune. For this home-grown San Antonio company, that’s one of the big questions. Will it make a lot of money? Will it make any money? If the answers rest partly on workplace style and entrepreneurial role models, Blue Duck is in position. When Bell, 35, blurts out, “Jeff does nothing before 10 a.m.,” he assumes you know he’s talking about Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. Blue Duck’s offices in the refurbished Wittig’s Building next to The Pearl could be a set from HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Everyone is multitasking, but only their parents would call it multitasking. CEO Eric Bell wants Blue Duck to get one of three scooter concessions expected to be … [Read more...] about Duck, duck, scoot!
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Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 11:28 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 The first day on the job as a full-time journalist and sports writer was Aug. 5, 1974, a hot, bright Monday morning, three days before President Richard Nixon resigned, and with a 7 a.m. start at the Battle Creek Enquirer. A guy two months after grabbing his journalism degree from Michigan State had secured that most aspired of all prizes: a job at a daily newspaper. I walked into the office and joined my two sports-staff partners, Dick Lovell and sports editor Bill Frank. My first task: write a cutline (photo caption) for an Associated Press photo of Jack Nicklaus from the Pleasant Valley Classic's final round. Four decades and many million words later, it ends, formally anyway, today at The Detroit News, a wondrous employer for nearly all of the past 40 years. There have been moments and minutes so magical, and so frequent, as to defy any orderly account. But here goes on … [Read more...] about Henning: 45 years covering sports provide endless memories