Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Spirit Dims with Passing of Ron Morris

June 7, 2012

The presence of the entrepreneurial spirit in the Pittsburgh region has dimmed with the June 6 passing of Ron Morris, a life-long entrepreneur, founding director of Duquesne's Entrepreneurial Studies Program and a business talk radio host.

"Sometimes people listen to you and they succeed," said Morris in a 2011 interview when he received the first ever Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award for western Pennsylvania. "That is just as important as me succeeding. I don't know how you get a better reward unless you're saving lives or discovering cures for diseases; it's very exciting."

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