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Former boat builder Irwin Jacobs, wife found dead in Minnesota home

Irwin Jacobs, former CEO of now-bankrupt Genmar Holdings, at one time billed as the world’s largest boat-building company, was reportedly found dead in his home this morning alongside his wife Alexandra. Police in Orono, Minnesota, west of Minneapolis, were called to the 13,000-square foot Lake Minnetonka hilltop mansion of Jacobs this morning. They reported finding two deceased people in bed, ...

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More from Jacobs on Genmar bankruptcy

“I’ve had more sleepless nights between the beginning of last year and until the recent days of resolving this thing than I’ve had in all the rest of my life put together … I’ve never had anything affect so many people’s lives as this did. Until I finally got past that guilt stage, that sense of what I’d done, I ...

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A good competitor

In my last blog, I mentioned I’d been thinking about how my martial arts experience translates into the business world, particularly today’s boating business. Here’s another example. I got schooled by a teenager last night during a sparring class. He happens to be a second degree black belt, one level higher than me, so I went into the match with ...

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