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 hasnt 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.
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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 hell 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