Humbling, inspiring, and real. . .Randy Lewis has done exactly that with his daring dream to meld big business with human capacity – all humans, not just those who look and act a certain way. To do that, he had to literally re-define what human capacity is and can be when we are ‘us’ not ‘them.’
Randy made the employment of people with disabilities a business strategy NOT a program! As a result, with the support and capabilities of his team, partners, family and faith he built the most successful model to date that all companies can replicate. He very openly and honestly allows us to experience his journey filled with passion, obstacles, fear, and excitement as he pursues the balance of corporate responsibility and personal motivations.
Randy Lewis has not painted a rose-colored picture of building and maintaing an inclusive workforce; the challenges are huge, but the payoffs are immense e for society and the individual. His updates about Austin at the book’s close (Austin is employed by Walgreens) including his calendar which has only two entries every month; “payday” and “payday,” illustrate the book’s message poignantly.
© 2017 — J. Randolph Lewis.