When Warren Buffett fires the starting gun for the inaugural race at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s annual meeting in May, he won’t simply be searching for his fastest manager. The billionaire also will be spotlighting Brooks Sports, the event’s main sponsor and a Berkshire company.
Adidas AG used to tell athletes that “impossible is nothing.” The company is taking that advice to heart with a vow to come from the back of the field -- sixth place -- and overtake rival Nike Inc. as the U.S. leader in running shoes.
Under Armour Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Plank beat the odds in college when he walked on the University of Maryland football team and eventually became a captain. His next challenge could make that feat look easy.