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00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1d30001HearSA is an online audio archive of public programming intended to foster discussion and enhance awareness of informative local presentations and events. The archive includes lectures, panel discussions, book readings, and more. HearSA is presented by Texas Public Radio in association with its local partners. It is important to recognize that the opinions presented in these programs are those of the author or presenter, not Texas Public Radio or any of its stations, and are not necessarily endorsed by TPR.If your organization hosts lectures, book readings, panel discussions, or presentations and is interested in participating, email HearSA curator, Nathan Cone at ncone [at] tpr dot org

Red McCombs On What Separates Winning And Losing

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"I'm not doing this to embarrass you, but you really don't belong in this meeting. Go Clean your desk out, come see me tomorrow and we'll settle up," said B.J. "Red" McCombs to one of the vice president's of the Vikings shortly before pre-season play after he bought the team in 1998.  Valued at over a billion dollars, the former owner of the Spurs is known for direct talk, good judgement, and making a heck of a lot of money.

In conversation with the President of St. Mary's University, Thomas Mengler, the Texas-born businessman is chock-full of anecdotes, witticisms and the folksy wisdom that has endeared him to many people over the years.  His story of drive, tenacity, and some might say luck, is one that many can draw inspiration from.  

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Entire Community Conversation

*This presentation is part of St. Mary's University Community Conversations Program and was recorded by production intern Carley Espensen.