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The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work by Joe Plumeri

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Prologue

The Boston Marathon Tragedy

It brought tears to my eyes when my son Jay told me he’d decided to run the 2013 Boston Marathon as part of a charity team. Jay wasn’t a serious runner, more the kind to go jog a couple of miles now and then, but he was ready to run 26.2 miles that April 15 in memory of his brother. “That happens to be Chris’s birthday,” Jay told me. “This way I can run for Chris.”

The race fell on what would have been Chris’s forty-fourth birthday. He died suddenly in 2008 after years of battling a drug problem. Chris could have had his whole life in front of him. Losing him devastated our whole family. I think about my son Chris every single day and challenge myself to learn from the mistakes I made in not being there for ...

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