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The Pirate and Aldea

  Not once in my life did it ever cross my mind that I would be living on Lake Michigan, far from my house and land in the Idaho Rockies, and even farther from an ocean.  I told my son, “We don’t have to move to Grand Haven. Your grandfather can afford to fly you and your mom back and forth.” His ten-year-old brain answered, “You’re writing a book. Your girlfriend Nancy is gone. Why not move there. I don’t want to live so far from Mom.” And suddenly we were camping across Montana and South Dakota in July and August only to find ourselves in an alien culture. A church at every intersection and an American flag in every...

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The 10 Books on the Shelf at Aldea and why they are there

Each book on our shelf at the shop has been deliberately chosen, as they are a reflection of our values and have personally influenced each of us in a different way. We have put together this guide to the books for sale in our cafe at the Armory and why you will find them there.   Zingerman’s Business Book Series Author | Ari Weinzweig Highlights | business can be done differently; powerful and alternative visioning, leadership, personal organization A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach is a business based book series written by Zingerman’s founder Ari Weinzweig. Zingerman’s is based in Ann Arbor, MI. Building a Great Business is the first book we read together as a team and is the first in...

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