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Eddie Brown


Born to a 13-year-old unwed girl, Eddie Brown was raised by his grandparents and grew up among the citrus orchards of Central Florida. From an early age, he could envision a future far away from the poverty and moonshine bootleggers that helped form his early years. When an aptitude test indicated that he would make a good engineer, he chose to pursue a degree in electrical engineering and began a career with IBM. There were bigger things in store for his analytical mind, however, and many people would reap the financial reward.

This mini-lesson is part of the Economics Arkansas iNSPIRE! series and can be used to start a class on a number of related topics including the stock market, investing, and occupational discovery. The included activities will help your students consider some of the risks faced by entrepreneurs and will help them identify the importance of vision and a strong personal network in supporting their own entrepreneurial ventures.


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