CHAPTER ONETrue Believers

Why Founders Fall in Lovewith Their Ideas

Following our path is in effect a kind of going off the path, throughopen country . . . Out there in the silence we must build a hearth,gather the twigs, and strike the flint for the fire ourselves.”

—David Whyte, The Heart Aroused

The stories of commitment are as different as the founders who tell them:

Image  Lynn Ivey heard the fear in her father’s voice and realized her mother was slipping into the abyss of Alzheimer’s disease. “I knew at that moment that my career at Bank of America no longer mattered,” she says. “What mattered was my family.” That moment led her to leave her ...

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