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All entrepreneurs can learn impactful lessons about persistence by looking at the adoption process. Alice Callahan, who stars as Stephanie on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out (season two premieres on June 20), had recently completed an adoption, along with her husband, Kyser Thompson. She says that the adoption decision is life-changing enough, but the actual procedure will try the toughest of souls: mountains of paperwork to complete, and numerous background checks to endure. The only game plan: roll up your sleeves and start chipping away at the red tape; pace yourself, always keeping your eyes on the prize (who, in this case, turns out to be Timothy). The bottom line: stay the course -- don’t stop.

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Does the mere thought of Leona Helmsley lend itself to lovely music? The late hotelier -- whose tyrannical management style made her infamous and branded her as the boss from hell -- is on her way to the Broadway stage. Composer Ron Passaro, along with creator/writers Alex Lippard and David Lee, is in the process of bringing <em>The Queen of Mean: The Rise and Fall of Leona Helmsley</em> to life.

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Michael Weiss first plugged into the possibility of creating a World’s Fair when he read Erik Larson’s novel, <em>The Devil in the White City</em>, about the 1893 event in Chicago. Within a span of six months, 27 million visitors attended, when the entire U.S. population was about 63 million (that’s roughly 42% of the entire country, traveling by trains or horse and buggy). Guests marveled at electricity being used in a new and blindingly awesome way (100,000 incandescent light bulbs, together for the first time), and they rode the Ferris Wheel, designed and introduced specifically for the fair.

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Like Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another."

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Follow us on Social Media!F: facebook.com/threecommasapparelT: @ThreeCommasLLCI: @ThreeCommas #threecommas We at Three Commas have been busy! I had an awesome time last week on Monday and Tuesday in San Francisco at Draper University with Biz World  (www.draperuniversity.com and www.bizworld.org).  I had the opportunity to watch Tim Draper teach a class…he has endless energy!  It was amazing watching the groups that arrived at Draper from all over the world come together in teams to pitch to Tim for seed capital, as well as to build and sell their products.  I was introduced to several of the Draper University board members and...

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