Entrepreneurs are a special class of people, visualizing opportunities when others see only risks, investing lives and capital to accomplish their dreams when others around them might cluck about foolhardy fantasy. The making or the breaking of a business is the dramatic unfolding of dreams that come to fruition or collapse under debt.
How do businesses -- big and small -- find their place in the market? Where do they find their start-up capital? How do they persuade others to believe in their dreams? How do they grow from just-surviving to thriving as a business? And from where does the courage to follow your vision come?
The stories of the small businessmen and the actions of executives in the challenging and changing corporate world have always fascinated me. To the business stories I write, I bring this curiosity. Here is a sampling of some of the stories I have written.