Business

A. P. Giannini

The story of a dreamer… Envisioning a socio-economic utopia, A. P. Giannini was not a typical banking tycoon. With a socially enlightened heart, he made the American dream a reality, not just for himself, but for society as a whole. In spite of devastating personal obstacles, such as the death of […]

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Mother Cabrini

Her passion became her reality. Children were her life, and God’s messenger Mother Frances X. Cabrini dedicated her entire life to caring for poor Italian immigrants who sought refuge in the slums of New York City in the early 1890s.   A devout champion of education and proper health care […]

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Maria Montessori

The Soul of a Child: A Novel Based on the Life of Maria Montessori places the brilliant educator and reformer in the context of her time. It examines the relationships, inner struggles, and inspirations of Maria Montessori, a woman with heart, empathy, and resilience. As a strong woman who lived through two world wars, […]

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Luca Pacioli

Luca Pacioli stood beside the great Leonardo da Vinci and gazed at The Last Supper. He saw immediately that something was terribly wrong. An orphan from a small town in Italy, Pacioli came of age during the Renaissance seemingly destined for a life of struggle and obscurity. But Pacioli had […]

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Filippo Mazzei

His loyalty lasted a lifetime… Surgeon, merchant, vintner, and writer Filippo Mazzei influenced American business, politics, and philosophy. Befriending Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Mazzei was a strong liaison for others in Europe. Mazzei was Jefferson’s inspiration for the most famous line in the Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal.” Clearly, […]

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Ernest Gallo

A toast to the man who changed how America drinks … Enduring an unspeakable nightmare and a family secret that he guarded at all costs, Ernest Gallo overcame unimaginable odds to achieve the American dream. Ernest Gallo (the “E” of E & J Gallo) may have been haunted by tragedy, […]

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Cosimo de’ Medici

Born into privilege at the end of the 1300s in an age of turmoil, Cosimo de’ Medici, heir to the Medici banking fortune, grew up surrounded by poverty, corruption, and war. Reserved and soft-spoken yet charismatic and determined, Cosimo vowed to use his wealth for the greater good, manipulating his […]

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Building Wealth 101

Money may not grow on trees and maybe there’s not a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. But in Building Wealth 101, entrepreneur and self-made real estate magnate Robert Barbera will show you how to take control of your finances and make your hard-earned money work for you […]

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Building Wealth

Wealth isn’t about money.   All my adult life, people have asked me, “Robert, how did you make money? How did you become wealthy?” And while I want to share that with them—and with you—I also want you to understand that those are two different questions. Yes, of course, money can […]

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