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Russ Kathrein

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Russ Kathrein is the President and CEO of Aurora, Ill.-based Alexander Lumber, which operates 22 locations throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.
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Your first loss is your best loss

As our business cycle is winding down, I like to look back over the year and review what we accomplished and what we could...
Russ Kathrein

Get out from behind your desk

Nearly anyone can tell you that sitting at your desk for long periods of time takes a toll on your physical wellbeing. You need...
Russ Kathrein

Perfect is the enemy of good

One of the traits I look for in members on my team is a sense of urgency. This does not mean I want people...

You have to fail in order to succeed

When I was 24, I came back from working in corporate America and, with my brother, took over my father’s lumber company while it...

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