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Letting Dreams Soar: How Travel Changed My Life

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always dreamed of flying away to faraway places. I certainly have the travel gene. Every time I would see an airplane, my attention would dissipate for a moment while my 6-year-old self would ponder where the plane was going. It wasn’t long after our first family vacation to Florida that my interest in flying quickly became one of the consuming parts of my life. By the time I turned 15, I had flown well over 344,000 miles to four states. At that point, many people — especially my age — might consider this an accomplishment, or just insane. The truth is every single one of those miles was flown for a family…

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CEO Learned Life Lessons From Growing Up on the Farm

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The corporate world is often seen as a jungle, but seldom as a farm. But it was on a farm—a pig farm, to be exact—that Doug Tieman learned many of the lessons that helped him achieve his dream of becoming a CEO by age 40. And now, Tieman is sharing those lessons in his new book, Flying Over the Pigpen: Leadership Lessons from Growing Up on a Farm (HCI Books; September 8, 2015). Tieman is the CEO of Caron Treatment Centers, one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit behavior healthcare facilities in the country. Caron, which treats people for substance abuse problems, has nine locations and over $100 million in annual revenues. “Although we lived in a small, rural…

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