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The book Lilly Stone tells the story of a woman who changed the landscape of business and culture in the rural countryside near the Nation's Capital.  Born during the Civil War, she died during the Cold War.  At the stage of life when most people retire, Lilly was not only doing men's work but running an industry of men's work.  She founded Stoneyhurst quarries and, while operating the quarry, she inspired the first flag for the county and founded the Montgomery County Historical Society.  Letters to Lilly from her son detail World War I.  Remarkably, World War II brings German POWs to work at her quarry. With accomplishments in business and a passion for preserving history, Lilly Stone made history herself.  


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The book, Get a Life, Try This!, is based on Judith Welles columns and blog for a technology magazine.  A war in two countries, an economic free fall, and hurricane season has not yet begun.  A storm of challenges is testing the strengths of employees.  Working for government presents even more stress as leaders and priorities can change with every election.  What are the needs of managers and employees, in business or the public sector, when faced with challenges?  The book gives expert views and “try this” tips to help you get ahead and get a life at work.   

 

Kindle book - Get a Life, Try This! - 2011