Marc Sparks: A Model of Leadership

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Marc Sparks: A Model of Leadership

Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr. Together they helped lead the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles in the 1960s and both are now enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. None of that might have happened had Lombardi, the teacher, not listened to Starr, the pupil, about the importance of criticizing in private. The same holds true for today’s entrepreneur. Read full article at

Marc Sparks: “Remember—They Can’t Eat You”

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Marc Sparks:  “Remember—They Can’t Eat You”

Let’s start with an introduction. I’m Marc Sparks, and I am a serial entrepreneur. (And no, this isn’t some 12-step program, though there are those who would say I would definitely benefit from one, if such a group existed for entrepreneurs).  I’ve been a principal in more than sixty start-ups since 1978. My passion is building companies. It’s what I do best. I’m a born builder who loves to create magical and wonderful businesses from scratch. I’ve had some great successes over the years and some colossal losses, too. My life has been one event-filled outrageously wild ride!

This blog will be, too. My blogs will be about inspiring experiences in entrepreneurship, business successes and failures (what not to do is sometimes more important than what to do), world travel, food, health/exercise, faith and tenacity … all peppered with an outrageous sense of urgency. (more…)