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It Makes Me Wonder

A Memoir

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William W. Sherrill
Hardcover
B&W

Bill Sherrill’s thoughtful memoir shares his path from Depression-era dropout to the highest echelons of LBJ’s administration and international business. It details his combat experience on Iwo Jima, the inner-workings of the Federal Reserve Board, the development of Galveston Island’s first recreational communities, and the founding of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston’s C. T. Bauer College of Business. It Makes Me Wonder provides inspiration for those who want to improve their own lives as well as those who want to help others find success.

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About the Author

During the course of Bill Sherrill’s ninety years, he has had the opportunity to serve his city and his nation in ways that might seem unimaginable for a man who dropped out of school in eighth grade.  But Sherrill’s subsequent experiences taught him that even the smallest interactions with others could change his life for the better, even if he didn’t understand how at the time.

Discharged from the Marine Corps as a disabled veteran, he entered the University of Houston (UH), without a high school degree, and eventually graduated from the Harvard Business School. He then served in the administrations of Houston Mayors Roy Hofheinz and Lewis Cutrer and became a founder and executive officer for the Jamaica Corporation, before being appointed as a director of the FDIC and to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve by President Lyndon Johnson. After his Federal service, he became president of a multi-billion dollar Gulf and Western international financial services company and later founded the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at UH.

Today, Sherrill continues to teach entrepreneurship at UH. He has a deep understanding of when to lead, when to follow, and how to make a positive impact on others. It Makes Me Wonder shares the winding, upward path his life has taken and the unexplainable circumstances and individuals who have influenced its course. Including Sherrill’s insights on leadership, his candid story is a testament to the value of education and the importance of making a positive impact. It will remind readers that, no matter how insignificant we may feel, our actions create ripples that have the power to change lives. And how we use that power makes all the difference.