How American Presidents Shaped the Last Century
ABOUT RONALD GRUNER
Ronald Gruner founded, served as chief executive and sold three successful technology firms during his long career: Alliant Computer in 1982, Shareholder. com in 1993 and Sky Analytics in 2009. Each of Gruner’s firms were a pioneer and leader in its industry: Alliant in parallel processing, Shareholder.com in investor relations and Sky in legal analytics. Unlike many technology firms, each company delivered a healthy financial return to its investors. Alliant went public in 1986 while Shareholder.com and Sky Analytics were profitably acquired by major public corporations in 2006 and 2015, respectively. During his thirty-five years as a chief executive, Gruner faced the challenges of making difficult decisions; balancing the interests of shareholders, customers and employees; and focusing on the long-term even as short-term pressures seemed overwhelming. Gruner’s experience as an accomplished executive has resulted in a different breed of presidential history. Taken from his business experience, We the Presidents focuses on effects rather than causes, on results rather than politics; on economics rather than ideology; and WE THE PRESIDENTS on the connections linking presidential administrations rather than isolated presidencies. Gruner lives with his wife, Nancy, in Naples, Florida where he is a private pilot, amateur radio operator and consistently poor golfer.