The John Dillinger Anecdote

I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU THIS STORY – As far as I can tell, it has nothing to do with business.   I know, I know, this is supposed to be a business blog, but this story is so terrific, I have to tell it.  My father’s best friend, Virgil Peterson, was the guy…

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The Survival Blogs: Dr. Baliunas Tells Me How She Survived

In 1964, the women students in the professional schools at my university were all housed at one end of one floor of the 14 story dormitory.  There were nine of us, which was about all of the women in the law, medical and dental schools combined.  The rest of the floor was dental hygienists, and…

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A Great Business Name May Be Most of What You Need

I thought Steve Simon was crazy.  I knew his wife, and he was a perfectly fine young husband, but he named his little business the most audacious name I have ever heard. Steve had left college after two years.  He really wasn’t a student.  He had no particular skills, but he did have a lot…

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