A friend of ours managed a student program at the University of Central Florida where students, both undergrad and post-grad got counseling on their start-up ideas. We were asked to speak to the group about “Serial Entrepreneurship”. She told us after the speech and Q&A “all they really wanted to know was how have you done it for so long?” This generation seems to shy away from long term commitments in life and in business. This was the basis for our book: “Fundametals: A Conversation about a Sixty Year Partnership”
Rachel and Jim Shipley have been married almost 62 years. They have been in business together and separately for most of that time. They have raised four successful children and have seven grandchildren. Rachel comes from a background in show business and is a Life Coach. Jim has been a television and radio performer and executive, run an ad agency, was president of a large distributorship. He has written a syndicated column for 35 years and has published four books.