TARKENTON THE SUBJECT OF LAST NIGHT'S "COMPETITIVE EDGE"
CNN examined QB-turned-businessman Fran Tarkenton in last
night's edition of "The Competitive Edge." According to CNN's
John Metaxes, Tarkenton is "keeping up the pace in the business
world," starting 10 businesses and giving 16 speeches a year to
corporate audiences, appearances which earn Tarkenton close to
$1M a year by themselves. Tarkenton is trying to "beat corporate
America to the punch in providing goods and services to a growing
league of small businesses." His aim is to help small businesses
through the "intricacies of conducting commerce via computer."
One Tarkenton "blemish" is a company called Knowledgewear that
earned Tarkenton $40M but later "stumbled after the technology
didn't pan out" ("Moneyline," CNN, 6/27).