Volume 7

Don Britton

From childhood, Don Britton knew he wanted to work for himself.  What’s more, he wasn’t about to wait for adulthood to do it: by the age of nine, he was already...

Kendall Coleman

CST Group, CPAs, PC may technically be an accounting firm, and Kendall Coleman may be a Partner there, but he and his team consider themselves to be something a...

C.R. George Dove

In Annapolis, Maryland, in the 1950s, a high school freshman sat at a table of the local Kiwanis Club, having just finished his meal of chicken, mashed potatoes...

Colin Eagen

When Colin Eagen was eight years old, his family spent a happy Thanksgiving at his aunt and uncle’s house.  After the meal, however, the young boy found his hap...

Al Espinoza

Experiences in childhood and adolescence often shape an individual’s attitudes, ambitions and successes well into adulthood. Many successful entrepreneurs are b...

John Foster-Bey

When John Foster-Bey woke up on the pavement in the middle of a highway, he could barely stay conscious long enough to wonder how he had gotten there.  The next...

Tom Gibson

“Mr. Gibson,” the overly large fellow, seated behind an overly large desk in an overly large room, addressed Tom.  “I am the Dean of Admissions here at Duke Uni...

Fletcher Gill

When Fletcher Gill’s father passed away, the news hit him like a punch in the stomach.  For eight years, Fletcher had watched him battle a nervous system disord...

Paul Gurman

Paul Gurman wasn’t an overnight success. As with any high-achiever, his success was borne not only of intelligence, but also of commitment, study, and long hour...

Ann Harkins

A seventeen-year-old Ann Harkins pulled into the driveway of her home just outside Philadelphia to find a chair blocking her entrance into the family’s tiny woo...

Rob Henninger

One of Rob Henninger’s earliest memories is the cross-country trip he took with his father, uncle, and older brother in the family’s 1948 Dodge. Rob was barely ...

Alan Horowitz

If there’s one thing that has consistently defined Al Horowitz’s character throughout his life, it’s his remarkable ability to stay focused.  From the very outs...

Terry Hsiao

Terry Hsiao rarely, if ever, splurged.  His parents had always taught him the importance of frugality, and it wasn’t until receiving exit money from the sale of...

David Isaacson

“Tomorrow is the new millennium.  Do you like your job?  Do you like your life?  Are you the person you want to be when you enter 2000?” Waiting in traffic t...