chapter twoWhere Is Your Fascination?

Success Story: Sherwin B. Nuland

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Had you traveled with me to a certain Connecticut village, climbed the staircase of a particular rambling white house, and leaned against the door of the sun-filled study on the second floor, you would have found retired surgeon Sherwin B. Nuland sitting with his back to you in a big comfortable chair.

Observing quietly for a moment, you could easily have mistaken the slight, intermittent movements of his head and shoulders for the involuntary quivers of a midmorning nap.

But from the other side of “Shep” Nuland’s heavy oak desk, the picture would have looked quite different: between his fingers was ...

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