Episode 040: Joe Parker

Episode 040: Joe Parker

Episode Summary: Joe Parker Joe Parker grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan, where a 6th grade teacher recommended him for student council. He never forgot it. Parker went on to win multiple state titles in swimming, became an All-American at the University of Michigan,...
Episode 039: Paul Helber

Episode 039: Paul Helber

Episode Summary: Paul Helber This week, with the Helber family’s approval, we’re presenting my eulogy of their husband, father, and grandfather, Paul Helber, who was very well known and respected by anyone who grew up playing hockey (and probably baseball and...
Episode 038: Brenda Ryan

Episode 038: Brenda Ryan

Episode Summary: Brenda Ryan Brenda Ryan grew up in Detroit in the late 1960s, and took a big chance to enroll at Michigan Tech, sight unseen. She started a promising career at General Motors before getting her masters and starting her own companies – three, now, all...
Episode 037: Amanda Macaluso

Episode 037: Amanda Macaluso

Episode Summary: Amanda Macaluso Almost three decades ago, Amanda Macaluso, from Australia, decided to work at Hayo-Went-Ha for Girls just for a year, on a lark – but she never left. Thanks to a dramatic scene on a beach, she was transported her from possibly being...
Episode 036: Brad Black

Episode 036: Brad Black

Episode Summary: Brad Black Brad Black grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met people from across the country passing through their train station. He rose up quickly through the ranks at Pitney-Bowes, then re-built the sales side of Stryker Corporation, and...

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