In this issue
My paternal grandfather, an immigrant from Russia, had a wholesale housewares distributing business in Philadelphia. When Grandpop retired to Miami Beach, my father—who had worked in the business since his return from service in World War II—acquired the remaining inventory. Dad and Mom, his new bride, started their life together by selling off the mismatched wares and transforming the business into a toy store.
Blue Mountain: Turning Dreams into Reality, by Susan Polis Schutz
Blue Mountain Arts Inc., Boulder, Colo., 2004
357 pp., $24.95
The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships, by Jonathan M. Tisch with Karl Weber
John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2004
272 pp., $24.95
Reviewed by Barbara Spector
Verizon is buying MCI for $6.6 billion. SBC is spending $16 billion to reconnect with its former parent, AT&T. Procter & Gamble is shelling out a whopping $57 billion to scoop up Gillette.