Volume 7

Stan Krejci

“So, what is your idea of the perfect job?” Stan Krejci asked the young man sitting before him. Stan, who was doing executive search consulting at the time for ...

Fran Kysela

When Fran Kysela tasted his first glass of wine at the age of fifteen, he was entranced.  His father, who to this day maintains a cellar containing more than fo...

Vijay Lakshman

“Get out!” the Grand Master shouted as ten-year-old Vijay Lakshman walked into his first martial arts class.  “No children allowed!” Terrified, Vijay slammed...

Michael Maholchic

Corporate politics never held much appeal for Mike Maholchic.  Where his employers valued family ties and aggressive ladder climbing tactics, Mike emphasized ho...

Robert W. Massie, IV

Robert started working at age eleven, not because he needed to, but because he could.  “I heard of this great thing called a newspaper route,” he remembers toda...

Marshall Micheals III

On the back of Marshall Micheals’s pocket watch are four names with four birthdays: his grandfather, the original Marshall Micheals; his father, the second Mars...

Peter J. Miller

Peter Miller is a lover of firsts.  He is the man who is eager to be first on stage to present an idea.  He is the man who’s tapped to build a project from the ...

Vernand Morency

Vernand Morency’s third grade teacher looked over his paper and shook her head.  The class had been asked to write down what they wanted to be when they grew up...

Mehrdad Negahban

The world remembers Howard Hughes as an eccentric entrepreneur who eventually descended into madness—a legacy tempered by his undying commitment to the pursuit ...

Andrew Nussbaum

Andrew Nussbaum cringed as he listened to his coworker stumble over her words and give the client incorrect information over the computer help hotline.  They ha...

Richard Pineda

Without fail, Richard Pineda has lived his life with his sights set on the horizon.  Ever since the day he first stepped off the plane and onto American soil wi...

Agustin Ramos

It was the final days of his senior year in high school when Agustin Ramos faced his first great challenge in leadership.  The year-long competition among the f...