Volume 13

Imran Aftab

At the age of sixteen, Imran Aftab was preparing himself to drop out of a well-regarded Jesuit school in Karachi. Although he worked as a tutor to supplement hi...

Shueyb Ali

"The way I look at it, you have two options,” the principal told fourteen-year-old Shueyb Ali and his father. “When you start at this school, you’ll witness a l...

Anwar Allen

Through the chaos and violence of World War II, bright spots of human spirit and endurance shone through—Americans whose purpose led them to battlefields across...

Chris Assenmacher

Imagine being hired by a private investment group to consult on an acquisition that was in a difficult situation, only to have the group ask you to jump out of ...

Kevin Beverly

Kevin Beverly remembers the day he had to start working very clearly, because it was the day after his father left. “I remember coming downstairs and finding my...

Richard Bodson

In 1972, people didn’t know much about ALS. Commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, the progressive neurodegenerative disorder was still poorly understood...

Daniel Carlin

On a day in late November in 1998, it was snowing in Boston, where Dr. Daniel Carlin lived. But his thoughts were far away, 900 miles off the Western Coast of S...

Brian Chavis

By now, Brian Chavis is very familiar with the look of deep gratitude that fills the eyes of the elders who come to see him when he visits family in Pembroke, N...

Fred Diamond

Fresh out of college, Fred Diamond was certain he knew what he wanted to do. He had spent his four years at Emory University solidifying his leadership role at ...

Bruce Ehlert

When Bruce Ehlert was a junior in high school, he was ecstatic to land a part-time job working for a furniture company in the Shenandoah Valley. He started at $...

Bobby Feisee

When Bobby Feisee was a kid, his father gave him a cassette tape about visualization that he liked to listen to while falling asleep. As he drifted off at night...

Erika Flora

Nothing fuels Erika Flora’s resolve quite like a challenge. She still remembers the day when, at five years old, she was asked by a babysitter if she knew what ...

Tom Frana

As a freshman at the University of Iowa in the 1960s, Tom Frana quickly realized he had no actual interest in attending classes. “The Vietnam War was underway a...