Volume 5

Dany Abi-Najm

Riding in the backseat of an American car that felt like a boat on wheels, one of Dany Abi-Najm’s first thoughts upon arriving in the United States was, “Where ...

John Backus

John Backus is a man who understands the value of perspective.  He was raised immersed in diverse points of view, moving all over the country and across South A...

Haresh Bhungalia

For Haresh Bhungalia, success comes in two forms.  Some people go through life focused on building business success—that brand of achievement that is assembled ...

Rick Calder

When Rick Calder was a boy, he was always moving around.  In fact, in one year alone, he and his family moved three times.  His father, an officer in the Centra...

Tony Cancelosi

When Tony Cancelosi’s father was in his seventies, he lost his eyesight.  Like many of the 300 million other people living with visual impairments or blindness ...

Ken Chaletzky

Ken Chaletzky’s father was in real estate.  His father’s father was in real estate.  His uncle and brother followed suit as well.  With three Chaletzky generati...

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark crept through the woods as silently as the branches and leaves underfoot would allow her to be, and thought of how differently she was spe...

William Couper

“Go make this happen.” Those were the words American Security Bank’s CEO posed to William (Bill) Couper and his boss, who had been helping the company formul...

David DeWolf

In July of 2006, David DeWolf’s need to be part of a high-performing team, to work in a positive corporate culture, and to practice integrity in business led hi...

Edgar Dobie

"The greatest invention was not the light bulb, electricity, or space travel,” avows Edgar Dobie, invoking an idea he heard in high school and never forgot.  “A...

Lucy Duncan

In February of 1992, Lucy Duncan left a life and marriage behind in Venezuela to move to Washington, DC, with her two dogs and an idea.  Fresh off resolving her...

Ken Falke

In Bluemont, Virginia, a hundred-year-old farmhouse sits atop a mountain called Boulder Crest.  For now, the two-hundred-acre property is home to Ken Falke and ...

Dick Fordham

"I wouldn’t change any decision I’ve made, for the simple reason that all of them have combined to get me where I am now,” says Dick Fordham. “And I’d rather be...