About the book

THE PROJECT

Texas Got It Right! provides an entertaining, educational, and inspiring road map to help get the rest of our great country on the same path to success that Texas continues to chart. The Wylys' new full-color, richly illustrated book offers a dynamic and incisive guide to what makes Texas tick.

THE STORY

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We would like to thank Bob Dolan, dean of the Business School at the University of Michigan, whose thought provoking question, "How can Michigan become more like Texas?" was the inspiration for this book.

 

It's the same issue that Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher, one of our Texas Game-Changers, and John Engler, the former governor of Michigan, addressed during the July 2012 "Jobs for America" panel at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles.  Engler opened the panel by stating that Michigan (his home state) and California (his host state) – indeed, the whole country – need to become more like Texas.

 

Fisher went even further, "re-writing" George Strait's famous song, "All My Exes Live in Texas": "It's not just ex-wives, but ex-businesses, ex-employers, ex-taxpayers and ex-voters of Michigan and California (and New York and other areas of the country) who are pulling up stakes and coming to live a new life and thrive in Texas."