Jack Stephens bet on people, and he was particularly good at it. As a pioneer of American venture capital, Jack invested tirelessly in the country’s future by helping entrepreneurs like Sam Walton and Don Tyson secure funding.
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 business financing, venture capital, and management styles. The included activities will help your students consider the importance of investing in what matters—namely people and one’s reputation—as it relates to their own entrepreneurial goals.