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THE CASE FOR PROACTIVITY

I’ll never forget Villanova University’s victory over Patrick Ewing’s mighty Georgetown Hoyas in the NCAA National Basketball Championship…

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WINNER BY A NOSE AND A PRAYER

Steven Van Rensselaer was a go-getter by anyone’s definition. Elected to the New York legislature at the tender age of 25, he…

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!

Harlan was a loser. He’d lost his Dad at the age of 5, and for the next 6 decades things only seemed to get worse. He dropped…

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FAKE IT ’TIL YOU MAKE IT!

One of the most renowned pianists of the first half of the 20th century was the elegant, mysterious Olga Samaroff. She was…

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THE UNWITTING DOCTOR OF DEATH

In the middle of the 19th century the obstetrics ward of Krakenhaus Hospital in Vienna, Austria was supervised by Hungarian…

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THE VIEW FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY

The year was 1935, and an eighth-grade boy whose uncle had nicknamed him “Sparky” was doing even worse than usual. As…

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THERE’S MAGIC IN A BIG DREAM

On a recent speaking trip to Chicago I finally saw the opportunity to undertake a pilgrimage I had been planning for over a year…

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