Personal Profile: James J. Talerico Jr.

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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.

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