Fran Tarkenton, the football-pro-turned-businessman, tasted failure straight out of the entrepreneurship gate. “When I was 27, a lawyer friend told me he could help me start a business, and he could run it, and I should use my money,” Tarkenton says.
Arlene Weintraub, Entrepreneur.com
Arlene Weintraub has over fifteen years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She has been published in USA Today, US News & World Report, Technology Review, and other media outlets. Her book about the anti-aging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth, was published by Basic Books in September 2010. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek, where she wrote hundreds of articles that explored both the science and business of health.