Roughly 30-some years ago, a top-level beancounter at Chevrolet realized they could build a big pile of Impalas for what it cost to build a single Corvette. He recommend the Corvette be discontinued. He now works at a fast food restaurant. Always sleek, always a 2-seater, always wildly impractical yet always uber-cool, the Corvette is the stuff of legends. America’s sportscar has come a long way from the first ‘Vette, powered by a 150 hp 6-cylinder engine linked to a 2-speed automatic transmission. Options back then? An AM radio and a heater. In 1963, the Corvette was redesigned into what many consider the best-looking car of all time. In 1965, Chevy introduced the Grand Sport edition; just 5 cars, all built specifically for racing. The Grand Sport Corvette is now street-legal, but barely, with a 400 hp engine linked to a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. It rolls off the showroom floor equally capable of setting record laps at Homestead or dropping off the kid (there’s only room for one) at soccer practice; Chevrolet.com.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.