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How Did I Start This Little Project?

Place de la concorde

Well, I was going to write a book called “The Mindset of Networking™” as part of my “day job”. I run a company called Southeast Business Forums, LLC. It is a business-to-business, senior level networking organization. I wanted to have a short book that I could autograph and hand to my new members. The other motivating factor was to gain credibility because we all know that you’re looked at differently when someone finds out you are a published author. Read More How Did I Start This Little Project?

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Where Did They Put the Guillotine?

Execution of Louis XVI. Engraving (unknown: mid-19th century). Author's collection.

In the spring of 1965, a young boy, aged ten, stood on the Place de la Concorde in Paris and looked around at this giant space that now contained an Egyptian obelisk, two big fountains and swirling mass of automobiles going around in a circle.

He was trying to imagine what this site might have looked like in 1789 and throughout the French Revolution and the period of time known as “The Terror”. He knew that this was the place where the guillotine had been erected and many people, including the king and queen of France, had been executed.

As he stood there with his parents, he asked a very simple question; “Where did they put the guillotine?” No one knew the answer. Read More Where Did They Put the Guillotine?