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The Self-Made Myth by Mike Lapham, Brian Miller

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CHAPTER 4Stories of Success and the Common Good

About the Profiles

What follows is a series of profiles of business leaders—owners, founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs—who tell the story of the built-together reality. Some of the business leaders profiled herein are people who have worked with the authors for many years through the Responsible Wealth project and United for a Fair Economy. Others are new to us. But in each of their stories is a recognition that their success is not entirely their own. Certainly hard work and creativity played a big part in nearly all these success stories, but so did luck, timing, a wide array of public investments, and an economic framework built through governmental action.

When we interviewed them for this book, ...

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