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I have a close friend – Jenny Lawton – who is a long time, extremely talented, and irrepressible entrepreneur. For a decade she ran a high-end network integration company that was doing Internet stuff well before Internet stuff was cool. She sold that company to a public company that was a large application service provider and stayed on for several years, playing a number of different leadership roles in that company.
She retired (burned out, got tired, decided to move on) and – rather than dive back in to technology – bought a bookstore called Just Books in her home town of Old Greenwich, CT. Several months later, she decided to expand and opened a second book store (Just Books, Too).
Today she announced that she is buying the coffee shop next to one of the bookstores.
Viva entrepreneurship – way to go Jenny! If you are ever near Old Greenwich (or Greenwich where their other store is located), stop in, tell Jenny hi, and buy some books (and coffee) from her.