Adaptability Served Entrepreneur Well



By Dick Youngblood, Star Tribune

Duane Crandall was raised by a single mom who moved her family about 20 times by the time he was in eighth grade, “always in search of greener pastures,” Crandall was saying the other day.

It was hard on a young boy, he said, “but having to remake myself every six months taught me to be flexible, to be very adaptable.”

That adaptability has served him well, as rapidly changing technology and the dot-com crash battered two businesses he started in the late 1990s. Indeed, it served him so well that the recent recession barely brushed a third company he founded in 2004.”

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