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Something From Nothing

A look at how life leads to business.

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This Life Adventure:
Bill Treasurer, 46, conquered his fear of heights by confronting them. Working as a professional high diver for seven years, he performed more than 1,500 high dives--many of them scaling to over 100 feet.

Inspired This:
Giant Leap Consulting Inc.
Treasurer's Asheville, North Carolina consulting firm focuses on helping people take whatever "high dive" they may be facing. Founded in 2002, it has worked with organizations such as NASA and, in 2008, brought in revenue of $590,000.

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