Freedom to Dream Courage to Act

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John DeMers & Paige Dawson

Dr. C. Jackson “Jack” Grayson, founder and executive chairman of the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), has served as head of the US Price Commission (1971), dean of two business schools and founder of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Going far beyond the boundaries of his business resume, however, Grayson formed his point-of-view through experiences as a farmer, a newspaper reporter and an FBI agent. He also served the US Navy as a gunnery officer in the South Pacific during WWII, lived in Paris as a writer and lost his heart to a geisha. Filled with excitement, high-level political and business interactions and no small dose of glamour, Grayson’s ninety-plus years are most notable for their reflection of his philosophy of freedom.

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About the Author

Veteran Texas-based journalist John DeMers is the author of 50 published books, on subjects from Texas culture, history, food and drink to a popular series of crime novels set in far West Texas. John is the host of the weekly “Delicious Mischief” radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin. He lives in Houston, Austin and Marfa.

Marketing and public relations exec Paige Dawson Rodriguez is president of MPD Ventures Company, a full-service marketing and communications firm, and has worked with Jack Grayson and APQC for more than a decade. She has served as project manager and editor for seven books on knowledge management, financial management and leadership. She most often works with small businesses to develop strategies, compelling content and designs for overall branding, public relations programs, marketing campaigns and websites. She lives
in Dallas.