Grandfather Knows Best

Words of wisdom from Papa Jack.

Jack A. Weil was the oldest still-working CEO in the country when he passed away last summer at the age of 107 – and the founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear hasn’t quit working yet. Cleaning up the store at 1626 Wazee Street last month, his granddaughter-in-law came across a manifesto that Jack A. had written more than thirty years ago, during another recession, and made into a poster. "A few of us can remember the 1930s," he began. "I was there. The world is not coming to its end, we have simply a long-due settling-up of follies and perhaps greed. Evaluate today's conditions sanely…. We have the know-how and the drive to cure our man-made ills, with old-fashioned common sense, work, judgement.”

Those words of wisdom arrived too late for grandson Steve Weil to include in his book, Ask Papa Jack: Wisdom of the World's Oldest CEO. But his grandfather had already given Steve more than enough to work with, as he’ll prove at a free slide show and book signing tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. For more information, go to www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-436-1070.
Thu., April 2, 7:30 p.m., 2009

 
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