Volume 2

Lillian I. Harris

In early 1990, Calvin B. Harris, a retired senior chief with a PhD in psychology, set a dream in motion.  Cal had finished his career in the Navy a decade earli...

Greg Jones

Growing up in a blue collar town in Western Pennsylvania, Greg Jones may have been the short fat kid, but that all changed in eighth grade when he hit a major g...

Dick Kettler

In 1978, with his graduation from Georgetown Law imminent, Dick Kettler felt that taking the position of Associate Counsel at premier DC real estate firm Wilkes...

David Keuhner

If one of the basic tenets of business success is to find a need and fill it, David Keuhner is right on point. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of Destina...

Richard Knop

When children contemplate what they want to be when they grow up, they are often told that they should follow their bliss, and young Richard Knop was committed ...

Rosemary Tran Lauer

Had Rosemary Tran Lauer learned to swim, her life would have been very different. If she had ever been taught how, it is very likely that she would have leap...

Chris Lessard

"Every horrible thing turned out to be a good thing,” says Chris Lessard, as his mind traces back over the events of his life and connects the dots.  When he fi...

Dick Lombardo

The critical path.  The shortest route from beginning to end, and among the most fascinating aspects of Dick Lombardo’s workday.  As the President and CEO of Ha...

Harry Martens III

Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company first knocked on L.P. Steuart’s door in the early nineteen hundreds—a knock that would reverberate through the Steuart/Martens ...

Michael McDevitt

"In recent years,” Michael McDevitt reports, “we have watched the trending of obesity rise from less than 50 to well over 65 percent in America, and it seems as...

Dr. Alan Merten

Upon taking the helm as the fifth president of George Mason University in 1996, Dr. Alan Merten contemplated the many successes of his predecessor, Dr. George J...