Back in the early 1920s, my great-grandmother Sarah shipped a crate of dishes from England to the U.S. as a belated wedding gift for my grandparents. She was too cheap to have them professionally packed—or she didn’t consider the need for this—so only a few survived. Maybe it’s just as well. The dishes are not attractive. In fact,… Read More »
Author Archives: Susan Owens
I’ve had three careers. Each was an accident.
In the1970s I worked a humdrum job for a power plant construction firm. After writing an unsolicited report on how to improve document workflow I became publications manager. It was a super opportunity, but by 1982 I needed greater challenges. “Why not work for yourself?” asked my husband. I knew nothing about being in business but it sounded better than working for someone else.
Talk about timing. IBM had just introduced the PC; the technology consulting firm I started lasted 21 years.