Amy Anderson

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Profiles In Greatness – Clara Barton

By Amy Anderson | May 5, 2009

Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born in Oxford, Mass.,
on

Profiles in Greatness – Susan B. Anthony

By Amy Anderson | March 30, 2009

Susan B. Anthony did not play with toys or dolls
as a child. Her strict Q

Profiles in Greatness: George Washington

By Amy Anderson | March 3, 2009

We know him as the father of our country, and at one time, his peers asked him to be king. But as with most great leaders, George Washington became great through personal discipline, adherence to a moral code and an unwavering sense of purpose. He was a man who consistently sought the counsel of others…

Big Business with Big George

By Amy Anderson | February 3, 2009

George Foreman has three fundamentals of business success: selling, integrity, and “the shotgu

Profiles in Greatness: Albert Einstein

By Amy Anderson | February 3, 2009

Just before the start of World War II, Albert Einstein had become so famous he couldn’t walk down the street without being stopped several times and asked to explain “that theory.” Einstein was known for his humility as well as his genius, and he eventually came up with a way to deter the attention and…

How I Do It – Ron White

By Amy Anderson | January 6, 2009

Have you ever met someone, shaken their hand, and then 30 seconds later realized you couldn't remember the name? Most of us have. But author, speaker and memory marvel Ron White says we are all capable of so much more. White has amazed audiences around the world with his ability to memorize long strings of…

Profiles in Greatness – Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Amy Anderson | January 6, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t graduate from high school. He skipped the ninth and the 12th grades and went on to Morehouse College at 15. While at college, King met regularly with civil rights leader, theologian and teacher Howard Thurman, who had attended Morehouse with King’s father. In his travels, Thurman conferred with world leaders,…

Profiles in Greatness – Eleanor Roosevelt

By Amy Anderson | December 2, 2008

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt spoke these words from experience. During her years in public service, she was often criticized for her progressive and democratic opinions. While her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was initiating the New Deal policies that would enable the nation…

Gandhi’s Keys to Self-Understanding

By Amy Anderson | November 18, 2008

Mohandus K. Gandhi fought for freedom. In the spirit of compassion and nonviolence, he worked tirele

Profiles in Greatness – Gandhi

By Amy Anderson | November 4, 2008

Mohandas K. Gandhi spoke several languages. During his lifetime he gave speeches before hundreds of thousands and wrote nearly 100 books. There are numerous quotes by Gandhi that speak of compassion, nonviolence and equality, and most of us have heard at least one, such as, “We need to be the change we wish to see…