This book is different from any other business, managerial or leadership book I’ve read (in the last 30 years?).  While other business books detail useful and practical business concepts, impart wisdom, or summarize leadership qualities of well known, successful Fortune 500 CEOs, Memos to Dan embodies the human element of being a successful, ethical business owner, whether big or small.  In easy to read, quick-hit, impactful ‘memos’, the reader has a genuine, tangible feel for the challenges and rigor, the sweat and the struggle….and the unbelievably satisfying rewards that come with being a successful owner of a small, family business.  This is an enjoyable and captivating read that would be insightful for any young professional considering a career in business, finance or entrepreneurship.  Memos to Dan artfully demonstrates that true leadership, and success as a small business owner, is also about who you are and not just what you do – that guidance, humility, intelligence, common sense, and compassion, need to be practiced each and every day to achieve desired results.