IRVING, TX - OCTOBER 14: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate on the sidelines during the game against the New England Patriots at Texas Stadium on October 14, 2007 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
"I'll keep it short and sweet. Family, religion, friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business."--Mr. Burns
According to the release, published in today's Dallas Morning News, the announcement came from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this morning; Jones will join William Clark, founder of CDI Contractors, which is based in Little Rock, Jim Lindsey, a Fayettville-based real estate developer, and Thomas May, of Simmons First National Bank in Pine Bluff as inductees next year.
Yes, I've never heard of them either.
Jones, of course, made a fortune in oil while operating his business, Jones Oil & Land Lease, out of Arkansas. He bought the Cowboys in 1989, but the company remains active in oil prospecting and, possibly, attempts at world domination.