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Paddling Your Way Out

Ping pong. Rowing. Surviving somehow in the ghetto.  After a life in Chicago, most of it on the Southside, I thought I knew a lot about black life in the city.  I didn’t know “nuthin.” Over the last few days, I listened to a long interview with Wally Green, who

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GM’s Grudge Match

I’m looking forward to the Rocky redux coming out Christmas day called Grudge Match, starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, both playing aged boxers

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Happy Birthday?

By Lloyd Graff My birthday is in a couple days. Just another day. A number. Just a number. A day to celebrate. But it haunts

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Buy a Machine for 179

I normally deal in subtleties — close calls on whether to buy a machine, take a gamble, hire a new person, eat a piece of

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Do You Care Who Made It?

Recently, I spent a nice few hours with Rory Gintert, head of DMC America Inc., a large, successful Korean machine tool builder just starting to

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A Christmas Question

I know I am an outsider. As a Jew, I do not experience Christmas as a religious holiday, but I will ask the following question

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