This website features frequent columns by economist and entrepreneur Don Salyards of Winona, Minnesota USA. Don offers personal commentaries about political, economic, and human affairs. If you wish to join Salyards’ weekly Sunday morning email list, just email Salyards at firstname.lastname@example.org There is no charge, no passwords, and you may ask to be removed from the list at any time.
Name: Don Salyards
Born: 1949 in Casper, Wyoming USA
Raised: Omaha, Nebraska
Education: B.A (Bus. Admin.) Graceland College – 1971
M.A.(Econ) Kansas State University – 1972
Ph.D.(Econ), Kansas State University – 1975
-Don’s wife of 40 years, Deb, sadly passed away on June 13, 2012 after a 22-month battle with cancer. Deb established the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast in Winona, MN which remains in active operation today. Prior to her death she was the 3rd Ward Council Representative in Winona, MN TRIBUTE TO DEB
-Son, Tad is a 1998 graduate of the University of Minnesota. Tad and his wife Lisa live and work in Minneapolis. They have a two sons; Marek born in December, 2007 and Silas born in June of 2011.
-Daughter , Tara Venable is a 2004 graduate of the University of Minnesota. She and her husband Bob reside in Winona, MN. Bob works for GEICO and Tara works for Wincraft, Inc. Don continues to operate the family bed and breakfast, with help from employees. The Salyards family Italianate homestead (circa 1870) is in Winona, MN. The family also owns a classic 3-flat Victorian Greystone (circa 1895) just two blocks from Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.
“The society that values freedom over equality will have a great deal of both.
The society that values equality over freedom will have very little of either.”
“On the plains of hesitation,
bleach the bones of countless millions,
who, at the dawn of decision,
sat down to wait,
—— George W. Cecil, 1923
¤ Active involvement in the Winona Rotary Club.
¤ Historic Victorian Architecture.
¤ World Travel
¤ International music.
¤ Venture Capital: Financing start-up businesses as an equity partner.
¤ Professional Sports:
Baseball, American League: Minnesota Twins
Baseball, National League: Chicago Cubs (season ticket holder)
Cricket: National Cricket Team of India
Football: Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.
Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks (season ticket holder)
English Premier League Football: Tottenham Hotspur