Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, Pittsburgh was the center of the universe. All the biggest companies were here: U.S. Steel, Gulf Oil, Alcoa, PPG, Westinghouse; you name it. And on top of that, we had the Pirates and the Steelers. The city was firing on all cylinders, and I pictured myself…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subjects own words
If you think it’s hard understanding a George Will editorial, you ought to spend time with the technology intelligentsia as they evaluate a prospective investment in a start-​up company.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Discover the language of entrepreneurial fundraising
On my last night on the island I sat down to pen this column. Ahead lay fall and a return to the world of squeezing productivity from every minute of the day. On the porch of the old house overlooking the water, I considered what I was leaving behind. On the far shore…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
In 1955, Sloan Wilson wrote a groundbreaking novel on the trials of working in the 1950s. “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” became a hit film starring Gregory Peck and tells the story of how a young executive works tirelessly in what would become known as the white-​collar world.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading We are the same as we were then: overextended, living beyond our means and trying to fit in
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