Profiles in Persistence

Who Will You Become?

What a year it’s been! As a society this year we’ve experienced numerous celebrity deaths, a bitter and divisive election and a Cubs World Series win. We’ve seen a record high stock market, record low unemployment and yet another Star Wars movie.  All of this is on top of personal triumphs and tragedies, wins and […]

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Profile In Persistence: Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy is sometimes called the forgotten Kennedy. Forty-eight years after his death, we sometimes forget the impact his life had on our country. However, any series on great men and persistence would be incomplete without him. Like is brother, President John F. Kennedy, Robert Frances Kennedy was born into a wealthy and powerful family. […]

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Profile In Persistence: Tony Robbins

When I think about success and motivation, one of the first names to come to mind is Tony Robbins. Success guru to Presidents, athletes, and Oprah, he has in a career that’s spanned over 30 years, accumulated wealth, fame and influence. He’s also a perfect subject for a Profile in Persistence. Born on leap day […]

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Profile in Persistence: Douglas MacArthur

Few men in American life have garnered more attention, more respect or simply more mixed feelings than Douglass MacArthur. Throughout a career that spanned nearly six decades, Mac rose and fell so many times that it was hard to catch him when he wasn’t at the top or on the bottom. There was no in […]

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Profiles In Persistence: Bill Clinton

A disclaimer to begin: Writing about Hillary’s Husband is not an endorsement, it’s just another installment of the Profiles in Persistence Series. With all of the nicknames that President Bill Clinton acquired, I’m genuinely surprised that he was never compared to a cat because he has as close to nine lives as any American Politician. […]

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Profile In Persistence: Neil Armstrong

In thinking about this week’s Profile in Persistence, I was considering several great men and then cleveland.com released a really entertaining article listing the most famous person from each of Ohio’s 88 Counties and knowing it wasn’t even a contest for my home county, it seemed like fate that this week’s feature be Neil Armstrong. […]

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Profile in Persistence: Frank Sinatra

In writing this series of extraordinary men that experienced early success in life, suffered great falls only to rise again to stand taller than before, it’s been tempting to focus solely on politicians and Presidents. So much has been written about all of them and the details of their rise, fall, and rise again are […]

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Profiles in Persistence: Richard Nixon

In writing this blog, I realize that my grandfather is now spinning in his grave. His always said that he wanted the words NEVER VOTED FOR NIXON inscribed on his tombstone. Despite what would be my grandfather’s objections, Richard Millhouse Nixon is absolutely worthy of mention in a series on persistence. Born to a poor […]

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Profiles In Persistence: John F. Kennedy

It will come as no secret after naming this series in homage to John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage that I have a great deal of admiration for our 35th President. We have had few Presidents as debonair, charismatic or eloquent and for all of these qualities I look up to President Kennedy but his […]

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Profiles In Persistence: Lyndon Johnson

It would kill Lyndon Johnson to know that he’s been a forgotten hero in American History. Distrusted by liberals and vilified by conservatives, his contributions to American Life have been diminished by almost everyone. It’s kind of sad really. The story of Lyndon Johnson is a distinctly American story. In no other country in the […]

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