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The Colour of My Underwear Is Blue Author Danny Lyon

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Born in 1958, Danny Lyon grew up in Barons, Alberta, Canada with 2 brothers and a sister. The family owned a gas service station for several decades, selling in 1972 and then owning the Barons Hotel for 5 years in the Seventies. Barons was (and is) a small town of about 250 people which acted as Lyon’s learning grounds for business, commerce, networking, and “exposing oneself” for success. Grades 10 through 12 students were bussed to Lethbridge, a city of about 50,000, 30 miles away, and after finishing High School in 1976, Danny went to work for Alberta Government Telephones (which later became Telus). This led to completion of a Diploma of Technology in Telecommunications at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta – graduating in 1979. Lyon spent 20+ years in the telecom industry as a technician and contractor in the installation, test and acceptance of long haul transmission systems. He specialized in fiber optic transmission. From 1986 to 1992, Lyon worked throughout the United States as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, and then relocated to Thailand for 4 years to help install, test and maintain the country’s first working nationwide fiber optic transmission system. During his years in telecommunications, Lyon learned, developed and utilized skills as a manager, “in-charge”, and supervisor, including the necessary ability to co-ordinate between several companies and many contacts on any one project. He didn’t know it at the time but that project management ability was crucial to the success of his businesses later on. It was during the telecom “on the road” years that Lyon was lucky enough to be found by the beautiful and vivacious Miss Connie Campbell. They married in February of 1990 and together they have three ultra-fantastic kids Tommy (17), Davey (15) and Maggie (13). The two youngest children were born in Thailand.

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