Section 1: Growing Up Anderson – One Perspective

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“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” Desmond Tutu (1931 – ), South African social rights activist During the Great Depression, my grandparents bought 100 acres of virgin land in Northwest Ohio that became a working dairy, apple orchard, and farm store. As their family grew, … Read More

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Resilience

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“When experiences are traumatic, the neuro-pathways getting the most use are those in response to the trauma; this reduces the formation of other pathways needed for adaptive behavior. Trauma in early childhood can result in disrupted attachment, cognitive delays, and impaired emotional regulation.” Bruce D. Perry (1955 – ), M.D., Ph.D. and Senior Fellow of … Read More

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Book Preface

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“Chase after truth like hell and you’ll be free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.” Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), American attorney I define truth as “stating clearly and firmly what I believe to be real based on experience, while remaining forever vigilant and open to new information.”  This book represents my truth at the … Read More

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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • “Working with Chris is the epitome of the student becoming the teacher.  His approach is unconventional and priceless.”

    — Todd Greibe, CEO, Residex
  • “Chris asks insightful questions that make me stop and think about my business in a unique way.  He is not only profitable to be around but personable, insightful, and fun.”

    — John Rinaldi, CEO, Real Time Automation, Inc
  • “Chris provided a critical ear to hear myself talk.  Our conversations surfaced the issues I needed to deal with.”

    — Steve Hirzel, President, Hirzel Canning Company
  • “With Chris’s guidance and wisdom, I’m seeing and trusting leadership qualities I’ve always felt I had but wasn’t able to demonstrate.”

    — Steven Vandenbossche, CFO, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.
  • “Chris has helped me get issues above the table, see past the emotions, and recognize my family team was not as far apart as I thought.”

    — Phil Rupp, President, Rupp Seeds, Inc.