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This is the title of  a book that I really enjoy. It is the life story of a man named Harry Quadracci. The book takes you on a virtual tour of his life, starting when he was just a boy, and ending sadly with his death, after he had created a printing dynasty so to speak.

If you get a chance to read this book, it will teach you many things. It will teach you humility, passion, the art of taking chances, and the art of making people believe in YOU. This I feel is a must read for anyone in the business world, whether you re a realtor, a small business owner, or the kid fresh out of college, looking to make a name. I really feel there is a lot to learn from this guys journey through life.

I had the joy of personally knowing and working for Harry. I worked in one of  his printing plants for almost a decade. He was truly ahead of his time and helped shape many peoples' lives. He believed in giving every one a fair shake, but he always had a trick up his sleeve too.

Look the book up and if you can, I encourage you to read it, and I hope you enjoy it. Some days I think about what the Admiral would think of this world if he were still here. I am sure he would have some wise words for us as we negotiate these rough waters. Keep your nose into the wind and good luck.

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Ian A Niquette

 Square One Home Inspection proudly serves Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Marquette, Columbia, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties. Complete home inspections and Radon testing available.




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Sheryl Green
Providing Virtual Tours & Online Marketing Nati - Spokane, WA
TourFactory - Virtual Tour Support Specialist

Sounds like a great read. I'll check it out.

Mar 11, 2009 01:16 PM #1
David Phelps
The Roofing Company, Inc. - Portsmouth, VA

Ian I will check the book out and give you a book report when I am done.

Mar 11, 2009 03:22 PM #2
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


Thanks for the recommendation.  I am always looking for inspiring books.  You may want to find the AR book group and post your blog there too.  Here is link to Last Lecture which will get you to group if you click on their link.  Have a great day.  Mary

Mar 12, 2009 04:30 PM #3
Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

Mary-Thank yo uvery much, I will do that when I have some more time.

Mar 12, 2009 07:17 PM #4
Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Ian, always on the lookout for new reading material.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Mar 20, 2009 09:41 PM #5
Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

I will keep it on my list to read this summer.  I think we can all use a lesson in humility.

Mar 21, 2009 08:04 AM #6
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Keep you nose into the wind! What if the pig farm or the chicken farm are upwind? LOL

Sounds like a good book to put on my reading list.

Mar 27, 2009 10:20 AM #7
Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

russel, I think you would enjoy that one. If you can't find it, send me a message, I have a copy I can send you as long as you send it back.

Mar 27, 2009 12:55 PM #8
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