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Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business by Lloyd Shefsky

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

WE SAW THAT A.N. PRITZKER INTIMIDATED HIS SONS, A STYLE his son Jay carried to the next generation. Henry Crown was a giant, his venerated presence still evident in office adornments, but his descendants seemed not to feel intimidated by him. Surely in both cases there were parental influences, subliminal and overt, but what happens when Dad is not subtle?

In the huge Broadway musical hit of 1945, Carousel, the star character Billy Bigelow sings about his yet-to-be born child, Bill. As he ruminates musically about his son, exploring in his mind what the child will want to be when he grows up, he concludes that Bill can be whatever he wants. That song ends the right way theatrically, but reality isn’t always that ...

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