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.
A remarkable and inspiring story of how a father learned some of life’s most important lessons from his autistic son and launched a revolution in career opportunities for the disabled. Sprinkled throughout with humor and wisdom, this is the “feel good” book of the year, and the best part is that it’s all true.
It was a privilege to attend the grand opening of the distribution plant in Anderson, South Carolina. Many employees, almost all of them disabled, told me of their great affection for and gratitude toward Randy. His support of their abilities to help Walgreens as employees of the company provides them self-confidence, growth, and a future as productive citizens. This book reveals the path Randy followed to his incredible success in the corporate world and highlights how much his success is rooted in family and faith. Few executives have done what Randy has accomplished, but all of us can use him as a role model for superior, contemporary leadership. I am a better person for knowing him and his family and calling them friends.
© 2017 — J. Randolph Lewis.