It is the day before Thanksgiving when I set out from Madison for the hour-and-a-half drive to the tiny town of La Farge, on a winding route that takes me deep into the rural rolling hills of Wisconsin, through cornfields and river bottomlands that are serene, uncrowded, and good for the soul. I lived in Madison in my early 30s, when I was launching Business Ethics magazine, and I used to take off for those hills on stressful afternoons when I needed to clear my head, to unloose the tight bands from the demands of business and remember who I was and what my life was about. It’s a land conducive to expansive dreams of possibility and creativity, the land that spawned the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright, ...

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