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American Entrepreneur by Lynne PIERSON DOTI, Larry SCHWEIKART

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CHAPTER 12

Business in Renaissance: 1982–1989

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In 2005, Craig McCaw, although uncomfortable in the public eye, stood by as his wife, Susan, was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria by the George W. Bush administration. Susan was a Stanford and Harvard grad, a former investment banker, and model-beautiful, too. But as Craig squirmed under the glare of cameras and attention, someone probably quipped, “Does anyone have a cell phone?” Because without the invention of the cell phone, the McCaws might not have been there.

Second son of a flamboyant Seattle cable TV and radio promoter named Elroy McCaw, Craig grew up in comfort, attending the ...

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