Value Added by Thomas Heath
Ex-NFL player Leigh Bodden finds a new career in fitness franchise
District native Leigh Bodden’s strategy of deferred gratification pays off with a productive post-career.
 
Value Added: Who said English teachers can’t get rich?
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2012; 6:07 PM)
 
Creating a buzz with winning and bold-faced names
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2012; 12:00 AM)
 
Capitol Hill isn’t the only place sausage is made in Washington
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2016; 1:28 PM)
 
Mom’s kitchen table talks shaped a mission to make money while doing good
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2016; 12:37 PM)
 
Local orthopedist now helps command the biggest practice of its kind in the U.S.
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2016; 12:22 PM)
 
D.C. couple create a foodie’s oasis — and a handful of jobs — in Western Maryland
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2016; 9:46 PM)
 
Ex-NASA number-cruncher launches herself into a career in doggy day care
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2016; 8:10 PM)
 
Immigrant from China turns a stroll through Bloomingdale’s into a $60 million business
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2016; 12:01 PM)
 
After making millions off the granola crowd, he pivots to pinball and pizza
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2016; 7:07 PM)
 
Like father, like daughter: Leaving a business that carries on after an owner is gone
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2016; 9:44 PM)
 
Do grilled-cheese lovers have better sex? This wonk will tell you the answer.
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2016; 12:25 PM)
 
This doctor’s tool kit includes a remedy from the past: House calls
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2016; 2:18 PM)
 
Bernie Swain’s career speaks volumes about taking unusual business pivots
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2016; 12:38 PM)
 
This Herndon publisher’s business plan doesn’t go by the book
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2016; 12:13 PM)
 
United Bankshares’ expansion built on CEO’s ‘let’s make a deal’ approach
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2016; 12:19 PM)
 
Former nun sees life as a series of experiences, including lucrative ones
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2016; 12:10 PM)
 
He wants to eliminate your muffin waist, parachute back and pirate sleeves
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2016; 1:39 PM)
 
Peet’s Coffee finds ‘Peetniks’ in Washington’s upscale, educated crowd
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2016; 12:40 PM)
 
A millennial duo ditch a digital path for old-school success
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2016; 12:46 PM)
 
Great Falls teen builds bot heard round the world. Now it will become a start-up.
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2016; 12:48 PM)
 
Tysons ad firm a case study of how a family business survives crises
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2016; 1:47 PM)
 
Two LivingSocial alums cook up a fresh recipe in the foodie business space
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2016; 12:13 PM)
 
Down on his luck, he found financial security building his own security business
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2016; 10:40 PM)
 
Academic-turned-businesswoman says African advancement lies in capitalism
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2016; 1:00 PM)
 
Unwrapping that home computer started a lonely kid on a path to business success
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2016; 2:21 PM)
 
The indispensable crane hoists the economy, along with steel, concrete and toilets
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2016; 12:36 PM)
 
It wasn’t the college classroom work that launched these brothers on their careers
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2016; 12:27 PM)
 
Mompreneur follows her nose to a new business and the ‘Today’ show
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2016; 1:38 PM)
 
At 20, tragedy taught businessman an important lesson: There’s nothing to lose
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2016; 5:07 PM)
 
Dumbbells to diamonds: Former Army gunner’s discreet jewel business glitters
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2016; 3:56 PM)
 
Value Added: A floral business that started with a gift from mom
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2016; 2:28 PM)
 
Brothers bring back Roy Rogers and its ‘holy trio’ of burgers, chicken, roast beef
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2016; 1:50 PM)
 
Before he created billions in shareholder value, he had to master public speaking
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2016; 1:36 PM)
 
Value Added: On way to restaurant business, a diversion to a food truck factory
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2016; 12:35 PM)
 
This gourmet’s recipe for success has a secret ingredient: Loyalty to QVC
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2016; 12:28 PM)
 
Buried underground gave him time to think about a second career in Americana
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2016; 11:31 PM)
 
After AIDS disrupted their lives, they disrupted an industry
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2016; 12:41 PM)
 
She demystifies millennials to the rest of us dinosaurs
(The Washington Post, March 6, 2016; 3:00 PM)
 
In the dark days of World War II, electrician kept the lights on
(The Washington Post, February 28, 2016; 2:44 PM)
 
He sells business. Is set for life. So he becomes an evangelist for wrestling?
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2016; 11:42 AM)
 
Polo-playing businesswoman is the ultimate techno nerd
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2016; 9:59 AM)
 
Value Added: These health-care entrepreneurs try to keep win streak going
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2016; 2:44 PM)
 
All in the family: Graham Holdings’ new CEO has tough act(s) to follow
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2016; 3:00 PM)
 
That knee replacement you just underwent might make it onscreen
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2016; 12:17 PM)
 
A 40-year D.C. law firm seeks to stay small, successful in midst of Big Law
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2016; 11:48 AM)
 
Former Cleveland couple makes a bet, snags a piece of Washington’s good life
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2016; 12:33 PM)
 
Running the region’s food bank is a smorgasbord of challenges
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2015; 10:02 PM)
 
Ho, ho, ho, all the way to the bank
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2015; 9:23 PM)
 
Big-thinking electrician wants to be the Uber of home services
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2015; 12:13 PM)