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Between The World And Me

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I’ll start this post by mentioning my favorite read in 2016, J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.  This book inspired me to believe that anything is possible and that the American Dream is still alive and well.  So, [...]

The Power Of Broke By Daymond John

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The Power of Broke was the selection for our 2016 third quarter book club discussion and honestly, it would not have been my first choice. But it has been fun to read the titles the team [...]

“Hillbilly Elegy”

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A timely deviation from my typical business focused titles, today’s book reflection is on Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Describing his life growing up in small towns in [...]

“The Innovator’s Dilemma”

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Over the past six months we had a summer associate who inspired me with an innovative way to get more reading in than I ever thought possible, taking my appetite for continuous learning to a whole new [...]

“The Dip”

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As I recently listened to an entrepreneur describe her vision and business plan, outlining that insufficient capital was a piece of the puzzle she was missing in order to reach her business goal, she said [...]

“Liar’s Poker”

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For this past quarter, the team picked one of the first business books I ever read, Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. Published in 1989, one year after I graduated from DePauw University, and started my banking career [...]

Federos Expands Target Market

Federos has named Keith Buckley, who has more than 25 years of experience at software, manufacturing and services companies, to the role of CEO. Federos has built its business by bringing on big players with [...]

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