Did you know that Tennis has an even more elite story than the finest opera or art exhibit? In fact, many consider it the entertainment of kings. In the first few centuries in which it was played, the ball was struck with the palm of the hand and was called, aptly, Jeu De Paume, or “Game Of The Palm.” It wasn’t until the 16th Century that rackets came into use. Henry VIII of England was a big fan of the game that was then referred to as “royal tennis.” Many original courts remain, including Oxford, Cambridge, Hampton Court and Falkland Palace in Fife, where Mary Queen of Scots regularly played. It wasn’t until centuries later, in 1926 when Charles Pyle introduced the Professional tour, which began attracting the best tennis players around the world that the sport gained worldwide attention.
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.