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Sharing Reality and Truth
By Lou Potempa
Aug 15, 2014 - 12:30:58 AM

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One day as a youngster I was told that if I knew what I would really like to be as an adult my wish would come true. I was a serious minded kid and mulled the thought over for a few days. Then for some totally inexplicable reason without having any idea what it meant, I wished to become "a successful business man of the world".

In retrospect, I have been a rocket scientist, a chemical process development engineer, a strategic planning manager, a breakthrough polymerization project manager and a corporate development officer heading up major acquisition, divestment and merger activities. When after a 43 year business career I retired, I was completing 25 consecutive years as a corporate development vice president and had done business in ten foreign countries.

Looking at my life and career, there was a great deal of focused consciousness generally following a disciplined process oriented toward new or novel developments and significant outcomes. It was activity resulting in real, meaningful achievement and, importantly, joy in the accomplishment.

I wanted to share with others the interesting insights and significant outcomes arising from my experiences. Five years ago I started with the modest goal of merely sharing my experiences with our thirteen grandkids. A unique and very comprehensive perspective on how I had gained empowerment developed in increasing detail as the outlines of a book started to emerge.

Coincidentally, in the early months of putting my thoughts on paper, I was catching up on reading of recent developments in the field of particle physics related to the Higgs boson, the Standard Model and Dark Energy and Matter. The reading had rekindled my deep appreciation for the discipline and process involved in the field as well as the absolute dedication of those involved in the pursuit of the truth. Interestingly, that notion converged with and influenced my thinking about the process of empowerment I had undergone. My conviction relative to the scope, direction, objectives and target readership for the book that was slowly taking shape became greatly strengthened.

Coming to increasingly understand that the insights, which had become clear to me could positively and significantly impact all people, I became compelled to share with others what I know to be true. At the very top of the list is the importance of our individual dedication to truth as reality, a virtue and an ultimate source of our empowerment. Truth will change lives and the world for the best.

Lou Potempa
Best Knowing Joy

Lou Potempa holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. His career background includes working as a rocket scientist, chemical engineer and corporate development officer. Potempa enjoys playing jazz piano and has worked as a choir director. He and his wife have three children, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

"Best Knowing Joy"
by Lou Potempa
Published: 5/16/2014
80 pages
Softcover $28
E-book $10
ISBN: 978-1-4969-0500-0

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