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Luke Pickett was born in Portland, Maine in 1959 where he graduated from the Jesuit college preparatory Cheverus High School in 1978. Luke also attended Georgetown University where he graduated with a degree in Economics in 1982. He has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, Baltimore, and Dallas. He has also worked for Crow Holdings in Dallas and New Jersey as well as CB Richard Ellis in New Hampshire where he currently resides with his wife Anne and four children. Mr. Pickett is a long time reader of educational philosophy, advocating locally for a return to developing strong fundamentals in a student's education. His book, 'A Students Work For C Students' took over five years to research and write, and is derived from a very simple observation: America's small businesses as the primary economic engine is based on risk taking - a trait not typically found in our top students. Despite the time it took to write, it is a book about personal observation and experience, not a PhD thesis. The book's target audience is teenagers and their parents.