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Thrill Of The Game

Homebased entrepreneurs work hard and play hard.

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of

When he's feeling drained or his creativity needs a blast of adrenaline, Gary Joseph Grappo straps on his inline skates and zips around his Fort Lauderdale neighborhood. Or he'll grab his ice skates and hockey equipment and hit the rink.

His choice of exercise adapts perfectly to his night owl and traveling work habits, says Grappo, owner of ASTEC International Human Asset Technologies, a homebased human resource training and development firm. In fact, whether he's traveling on a training job in Europe or the United States, his skates are frequent companions. "It's a reflection of the fact that [homebased business owners] have flex time," he says. "Although I work 'til four in the morning, I can take two hours off during the middle of the day. It gives me a lot of flexibility."

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