Best Is Yet to Be

Best Is Yet to Be



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780962978876
Publisher: Stowers Innovations, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James E. Stowers is the founder of American Century Investments, a multi-discipline, global asset management firm. Stowers holds two degrees from the University of Missouri and was an Air Force pilot during World War II. In 2001 Jim and his wife, Virginia, founded the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. They have endowed it with their entire fortune to support basic research that will provide long-term solutions to gene-based diseases.

Table of Contents

Stowers' Family Crest: There is no rose without thorns     I
Introduction   Senator John C. Danforth     VI
Acknowledgements     VIII
Formative Years
Deep Roots     17
Family Influence     21
Kemper Military School     41
Pilot Training     53
Medical School     75
The Journey Begins
The Road Less Traveled     89
Looking Toward the Future     91
First Steps to a New Career     103
Setting Up Our Own Mutual Funds     119
Helping People Improve Their Financial Positions
The Eternal Bull     139
Innovating in Mutual Funds     141
Taking Off     161
Stowers Innovations: Sharing My Ideas     179
Giving Back
A New Meaning for Endowment     191
Virginia: My Lifetime Partner     193
Birth of The Stowers Institute for Medical Research     205
BioMed Valley: Launching into the Future     235
What I Have Learned     241
BioMed Valley: Details of the Concept     244
Protecting the Assets of the Institute     250
Enjoying the Very Best     254
Awards History for Jim and Virginia     266
Biographies   James E. Stowers   Jack Jonathan     268
Credits     270

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