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John Calia

About The Author

A Brooklyn-born recovering businessman, John Calia has been a naval officer, banker, entrepreneur and consultant. He began writing his blog "Who Will Lead?" in 2010, attracting over 120,000 readers.The five-star rating of his first book, "The Reluctant CEO: Succeeding Without Losing Your Soul, inspired him to keep writing. His fascination with artificial intelligence and its impact on society inspired him to write "The Awakening of Artemis," a near-future speculative fiction novel that recently reached #6 on the Amazon Science Fiction Adventure bestseller list.

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Mom and the paper route

Mom and the paper route

We start to figure out what money is when we’re about five or six. We can’t wait to get our hands on it—and spend it! Baseball cards, Almond Joy, Orange Crush soda, and just about anything that slides out of a vending machine were my obsessions. Pressing my quarters into the slot and getting rewarded was nirvana. At that age, money came from Mom and Dad.

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The Awakening of Artemis
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