After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick


If at first you don’t succeed, have grandchildren

I found myself caught in that crack between the rock and the hard spot recently when, trowel in hand, I turned on a ladder to discover my 12-year-old grandson, Patrick, standing behind me with a joyous expression on his face. “Is THAT how you tile?” he asked, excited eyes sweeping along fresh grout and tile. “That doesn’t look so hard. Can I do it, Nana?”

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It was the best of times, it is the best of times

When you next see Jon Konarske (or meet him), give my friend a hearty handshake in congratulations for his promotion from associate publisher to managing publisher of In Business magazine! I could not be more excited and proud to announce in this column that I am moving into the role of publisher emeritus, which means I am transitioning this very week into full-time employment in my own company, Glynn Patrick and Associates, LLC, which specializes in 360-degree business consulting. I’m also thrilled to announce that IB has become a primary client; I will have the opportunity to work with Jon on the projects he would like to see completed to further his new vision of the magazine.

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Announcing the Moses Altsech Random Acts of Kindness Award

Recently I learned that Dr. Moses Altsech is bringing his parents to the United States from their home in Greece. The political and social climate in Greece is akin to pre-war Germany for Greek nationals of Polish descent, such as Moses’ parents. Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has launched a vicious attack on a leading Jewish organization, claiming that “Zionists” control U.S. and Greek policy. Similar to the Nazis’ use of cartoons in Europe in the 1930s-’40s, the party recently posted a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Samaras sitting on the floor under a bloody logo in front of a caricatured Jew in a chair. On the wall is a demonized President Obama, who is described in racist terms and is also portrayed as a religious Jew.

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CFO Awards: Nominate your ‘Dan Bullock’!

Dan Bullock: He’s clear speaking, levelheaded, creative, compassionate, and reliable. He is also known for being an early adopter of a “paperless” workspace, preferring electronic records to file cabinets. But more than that, he’s a contributor to his company’s bottom line and growth potential. Dan, the CFO at Cleary Building Corp., is a friend of mine, and I hope that he applies to be in the running for In Business magazine’s CFO awards, because I believe he would be a strong contender. If he doesn’t win, he will have nonetheless set the bar high for other competitors.

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What trumps Mother’s Day? ‘Three Questions’ on Nana’s Day!

“That big cloud has a Frankenstein head with a Betty Boop body,” grandson Patrick mumbles, cloud-gazing. We are driving back to Chicago at the end of a weekend spent in Madison; he is riding shotgun in the front seat, a rite of passage for 12-year-olds nowadays. (How things have changed since I was his age, when my mother would throw her arm across my seat and clothesline my neck when she hit the brakes – with or without a lit cigarette in her hand. Thank heaven for today’s seat belts and airbags.)

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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