Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Austin Entrepreneur Gary Hoover Guest on Economic Perspectives May 25

Posted by Hopeton on May 24, 2010

Gary Hoover, founder of Bookstop and the company that later became Hoover’s Inc., is the May 25 guest on Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM.  Hoover is the entrepreneur-in-residence in the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin.  Listen live at

Gary Hoover

In 1982, Hoover founded Austin-based Bookstop, which grew to be the fourth largest bookstore chain in the nation before being acquired by Barnes & Noble in 1989. Hoover then started the company that later became Hoover’s, Inc., one of the world’s largest online providers of information about industries, companies and executives. The company went public in 1999 and was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet in 2003. Hoover has served in numerous advisory positions in education and business, including a five-year stint on the board of directors at Whole Foods Market.

Most of Hoover’s energy, however, has gone into igniting entrepreneurial thinking and action in diverse industries worldwide, and he has delivered his message to groups in the United States Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Hoover has mentored hundreds of young entrepreneurs.


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