Tag Archives: Reginald Lewis

Not only did BLACK ENTERPRISE select Harpo Inc. as the 2008 Industrial/Service Company of the Year but it was the first time that billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey spoke to the press in detail about her business empire. At the time, the dynamo was still developing Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN, asserting that  divine inspiration, not strategic planning, drove her company’s success. She also admitted that it took a solid business team and sound financial controls to grow her entity from a five-person production company to a 430-employee multimedia conglomerate. Moreover, she owns every piece of her franchise: the content, name, brand and studio.

BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

Best of the best talk leadership, capital and longevity

For more than 40 years, Black Enterprise has identified the best of the best in…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The 10 Most Important Black Business Luminaries

Visitors to BlackEnterprise.com name the 20th century's greatest

We asked. You answered. According to the results of the BlackEnterprise.com Businessperson of the Century…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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On working for Sen. Robert Kennedy 	"When I was working with Kennedy, I was always asking others how they thought I was doing within his organization. Sometimes I would have to make corrections and adjustments to my style in order to be more efficient within the demanding and hard-charging culture of his office. You must continuously monitor your status and your vulnerability in the constantly shifting work environment. You must always be on the lookout for ways to increase your value in the market while being alert to new opportunities."

12 Things You Can Learn from…Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on business, perserverance and success

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Business Lessons from Black Enterprise Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and a detailed plan

The soon-to-be Advertising Hall of Fame inductee grew his business with a bold vision and…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Luncheon attendees also enjoyed an exclusive performance from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The dancers performed against a backdrop featuring an image of the late Lewis.

PHOTO GALLERY: The RLF Parties With a Purpose

The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation honors young, successful businesspeople at gala luncheon

The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation honored L. Londell McMillan and Tina Wells, among others, at…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Calling on a New Generation of Giants

Calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries

I’m calling on the next generation of black leaders and courageous visionaries, dedicated soldiers in…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Why Reginald F. Lewis is Important to the Future of Black Capitalism

As my crackerjack editorial staff completes our August issue—which marks the 39th anniversary of BLACK…

By Derek T. Dingle

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