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JACK SCOTT - DISCOVERYPath - Holistic Ventures

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Jack realized that he knew more about making products than managing a business. He recognized that the greatest assets within the firm were his key people. How could he instill in them the essence of himself, what he knew, and how he did it? Finding employees that had solid “estimating instincts” became a challenge. In the 70’s computers were far too expensive to buy. Jacks created his first system with a programmable calculator and a printer. The programs he created and the resulting information enabled the firm to estimate more jobs. They became the first company of their size in Pennsylvania to have a computer department. Plans were made to design and build environmental equipment. The new environmental venture outgrew its ability to finance the size of jobs that clients were requesting. More alliances were made and a major firm eventually purchased the company. When Jack and his wife, Emily celebrated their 25th anniversary, while reinstating their wedding vows, they had an epiphany that changed their lives. Through much introspection, they realized most of their married life had been spent apart. The businesses had separated them. They decided on a complete change of direction. They made three rules: 1) do only what they liked; 2) with people they liked; and 3) restart in the studio that they had built at the beginning of all of their adventures. The new firm was named Phoenix Specialties. The essence of the company involves personal growth for individuals and businesses to assist them in reaching their full potential. The firm advances the concept of holistic ventures. The process is called DISCOVERYPath, its focus is based on observation, contemplation and reflection. Awareness, balance and choices became the ABC’s of growth. The process creates tools to stimulate curiosity, imagination, and creativity. The aim is to expand boundaries, opening the possibilities of “what if”.Phoenix Specialties Inc. continues to integrate winning strategies.