Volume 6

Manish Agarwal

As a teenager, Manish Agarwal would stay up until two or three in the morning with his friends.  Yet, while this seems typical for someone of that age, he was n...

Dan Aldridge

Dan Aldridge walked out of his high school basketball coach’s office, spirits low after delivering the news that he wouldn’t be able to play his sophomore year....

Christopher Archer

A fellow classmate stepped in front of Chris Archer as he walked to class at Howard University and handed him a flyer.  “I’m having a huge party,” his classmate...

Ethan Assal

Ethan Assal wasn’t necessarily the fastest runner on his high school track team, but he had something else—vision. That vision translated into strategy, comm...

Kristina Bouweiri

Years ago, a leap of faith to learn a business she had no prior experience in placed Northern Virginia resident Kristina Bouweiri in the driver’s seat in the li...

Betty Buck

Betty Buck answered the phone at 7:00 AM on Monday morning, still groggy from her red-eye flight from Carmel, California, where she and her company had redeemed...

Hilary Fordwich

With a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Archimedes said, “Give me a place to stand on, and I wi...

Norman Fortier

Cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors is no dream job—especially if those floors are in the highly industrialized bulk mail center of the Postal Service, and e...

Jeff Gallimore

Most prominent businessmen can point to a defining moment in their career—that pivotal experience when their ambitions took shape, or an idea got off the ground...

Michael Goldstein

Though he has been a serial entrepreneur since his college years, Michael Goldstein has recently begun to see himself more as an artist rather than as a scalabl...

Tim Green

Tim Green was leadership material before his acceptance to West Point, but it was the academy and his subsequent years with the military that shaped, trained, a...

Jorge Haddock

Dr. Jorge Haddock and his family often joke that the first complete sentence out of his mouth as a toddler was, “I’m going to be an engineer.” True to his wo...