Home Authors Posts by Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Deborah Goodrich Royce

Dance, Act, Write

Warren native Deborah Goodrich Royce transcends the entertainment industry.
Shane Battier on the Miami Heat playing Milwaukee Bucks

Taking Charge

Shane Battier, a standout basketball player at Detroit Country Day in Beverly Hills, Duke University, and the NBA, remembers his Detroit roots. He returns to the Motor City often to provide scholarships to local students.
Michael Scherer

Mr. Fix-It

Michael Scherer grew up in St. Clair Shores, moved to L.A. to launch a successful management-consulting firm, and returned to play a key role in Detroit’s bankruptcy.
Michael Budman and Don Green

Roots of Success

A footwear company launched by two Detroit natives included a novel cast — Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Martin Short, and Eugene Levy.
Jody Levy

Juicing a Business

Jody Levy grew up in Bloomfield Village and went on to co-found a watermelon juice company that’s ecological and sustainable.
Jonathan Victor now

Home Values

Jonathan Victor’s journey, from growing up in Palmer Woods in Detroit to running Balmoral Funds in Los Angeles, had its share of twists and turns.
Lawrence S. Bacow

Born to Learn

From his upbringing in Pontiac, Lawrence S. Bacow rode his educational aptitude to become president of Harvard University.

Heart at Work

Tech entrepreneur Angel Gambino helped Ford Motor Co. establish its upcoming R&D mobility campus in Corktown, but she didn't stop there.
Marc Friedman with children in Senegal

An Early Calling

Marc Friedman uses his sales skills to help build schools in impoverished areas around the world.

Recipe for Success

More than 300 restaurants have opened in metro Detroit since 2014. Can they all survive?