1. Ira Bryck, Consultant and Former Executive Director of the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

    Ira Bryck, Consultant and Former Executive Director of the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

    Ira Bryck started working in his family’s business — Barasch’s, a store on Long Island selling children’s clothes — when he was 5, and continued putting in hours there on weekends, after school, and during the summer through his college years. He has a lot of memories from those days, including the fact that he generally had more money in his pocket than his friends because he was gainfully employed — even in middle school. But he also remembers something his father — and boss; a tough boss at that — told him. Something that gnawed away at him in some respects ...

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    1. He has an approachable and entertaining and positive way to talk about many issues, even when they can be tense or controversial.
    2. I want to buy lunch for the bastard that stole my job.
    3. But they never came to the meetings anyway.
    4. No two tragedies are the same, but you start to see patterns.
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