GRIT: How Perseverance is the Key to Private and Professional Success
     Theodore Pappas was born in Rockford and is Executive Editor and Chief Development Officer of Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago.
     He is the author of four books; his writings have been taught, anthologized, as well as discussed in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair; and he has appeared on the NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, Fox News radio and television, NPR's All Things Considered, and BBC Radio.
     His latest books are True Grit: Classic Tales of Perseverance and the Encyclopaedia Britannica Anniversary Edition: 250 Years of Excellence (1768-2018). 
     His presentation is titled "GRIT: How Perseverance is the Key to Private and Professional Success.  He will also be speaking about Britannica's survivability over the last 250 years and his two new books. signed copies of which will be available for purchase after the presentation.
     This will be an interesting and informative program about a company that has survived the new world where everything is available at the click of a few keys.  An excellent opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member.  Beverly Broyles will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary Host.