Name: James “Jim” J. Talerico Jr.
Occupation: entrepreneur and management consultant, specializing in small to midsized businesses, and CEO and founder of Greater Prairie Business Consulting and partner of American Road Warriors LLC.
Birth date and place: Dec. 22; Hoboken, N.J.
Family: girlfriend, Faith
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: Helping business owners identify a positive vision for change, helping them implement that change and seeing how it enhances their businesses’ bottom line and transforms them and their employees’ lives.
My business philosophy is: To live by the Golden Rule, and exceed my clients’ expectations.
If I could, I’d be: Exactly who I am.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party: my grandparents.
My hobbies are: traveling, reading, exercising and gardening.
The last book I read was: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.
I wish I knew how to: increase the number of hours in a day.
My worse habit is: my passion: working.
Nobody knows I: am going to write a best-selling book about my consulting experiences.
The person I most admire is: too hard to pick just one.
My guilty pleasure is: food.
I drive: A 2000 diesel VW New Beetle.
I’d like to be driving a: luxury sports car.
My favorite restaurant is: Hannah’s.
I’m happiest when: I’m at home.
I regret: things I didn’t do.
If I won the lottery: I’d start a bunch of small businesses in Denton.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: to see it develop even faster.
When I retire: I don’t plan to retire.
Community service: I have volunteered time at a soup kitchen, historic river and city clean-ups, working for Habitat for Humanity, preparing taxes for the elderly and the disabled, doing pro-bono consulting work for nonprofits, etc.