Back in the day, Jerry FooteÂ was a professorÂ at SMU’s Cox School of Business when I was working on my MBA.Â He helped me on my original business plan for D Magazine and encouraged me when I dropped out of the program to raise the money to make it happen. Jerry later took the entrepreneurial plunge himself. Daughter Holly Baird worked for D when I came back in the mid-90’s. He was one of the good guys, always pushing people to follow their dreams. Our condolences to his wife Janet, our beloved Holly,Â and all his family and friends.