W E Pete Peterson
The economy tanked in 1980, and monthly sales for our custom drapery business fell by 70% almost overnight. We could make payroll only if we didn't pay ourselves. To help make ends meet, I took a part-time job at a little software company. That little startup would become WordPerfect Corporation, and I would become its Executive Vice-President.
After my twelve years at WPCorp, I wrote Almost Perfect about my adventure there. Prima published the book in 1994, and the book sold almost 10,000 copies. Although out of print, you can read the book here for free. If you want a printed version of the book, you can usually find a used copy at Amazon.com.
I spent the next six years hoping to create another successful software product. That led to Life Form, for tracking calories, Yeah Write, a simple, fill-in-the-blanks word processor, and a website Daily Grammar. All were well received and available still, but I couldn't figure out how to make a significant profit without risking a lot of money.
So, I switched to less expensive endeavors. I worked 4 years at the Mt Timpanogos LDS Temple, and then two years with my wife at the Perpetual Education Fund, a fund sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) which provides loans to deserving college students outside the USA.
Next I want to work on another book. The working title is Father Files, and, hopefully, it will be a discussion and a collaboration about parenting and the nature of God.
Thanks for stopping by. Pete
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