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Wall Street Banker looks to

Don Quixote for Life Lessons

Posted by Marcel Evans on July 17, 2012 in Business The Costa Rica Star

 

Don Quixote Costa Rica

ORONO, Minn. – David P. Grzan made a living on Wall Street as a banker and consultant. In his free time, he always had a fascination with the story of Don Quixote. He eventually realized he could learn more life lessons from that story than from his years in finance.

In his new book, Don Quixote’s Impossible Dream, Grzan, explores the notion of chivalric love, which Don Quixote advanced to the honor of Dulcinea, his true love and the quest of his impossible dream. Love has been the primary inspiration that has propelled all of the Don Quixote’s that have ever lived, in their attempt to accomplish great deeds in the name of their particular Dulcinea.

Played through the immortal characters of Miguel de Cervantes, it is a story of a man’s love for his soul mate. No matter what life throws in your way, nothing should come between the two people who love each other.

“I offer extraordinary insights to life’s questions,” Grzan says. “I paint composites that demonstrate universal themes of compassion, fear, hope, mortality, love, children, family and friends.”

Grzan’s book immortalizes the triumphs, tragedies, obstacles, struggles and courage, which are sublimely represented and exemplified by the relationship between Don Quixote and Dulcinea.

“Some of what you go through as a couple is very intense and spans the full range of emotions, sensations and experiences,” says Grzan.

Grzan says, fighting to overcome life’s enormous challenges is the most important thing a human being can do in their life. To overcome oneself is life’s greatest challenge.

Don Quixote’s Impossible Dream: To Every Man His Dulcinea, to Every Woman Her Don Quixote

By David P. Grzan

164 pages

Paperback 6×9, retail price: $15.49

Hardcover 6×9, retail price: $25.49

E-book, retail price: $3.99

ISBN: 9781467037013

Available at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com

About the author

David P. Grzan spent his career on Wall Street as an expert in banking, real estate and business consulting. He is a University of London International Academy graduate and holds two graduate degrees. Having an affinity for the Miguel de Cervantes epic, Grzan was inspired to write his own work predicated on the ideals espoused by the character of Don Quixote. Grzan is married with four children. They live in Orono, Minnesota.

Source: Bohlsen Group

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Finding your Don Quixote or Dulcinea

Wall Street banker
looks to Don Quixote for life lessons

ORONO, Minn. – David  P. Grzan made a living on Wall Street as a banker and consultant. In his free time, he always had a fascination with the story of Don Quixote. He eventually realized he could learn more life lessons from that story than from his years in finance.In his new book, Don Quixote’s Impossible Dream, Grzan, explores the notion of chivalric love, which Don Quixote advanced to the honor of Dulcinea, his true love and the quest of his impossible dream. Love has been the primary inspiration that has propelled all of the Don Quixote’s that have ever lived, in their attempt to accomplish great deeds in the name of their particular Dulcinea.Played through the immortal characters of Miguel de Cervantes, it is a story of a man’s love for his soul mate. No matter what life throws in your way, nothing should come between the two people who love each other. “I offer extraordinary insights to life’s questions,” Grzan says. “I paint composites that demonstrate universal themes of compassion, fear, hope, mortality, love, children, family and friends.”

Grzan’s book immortalizes the triumphs, tragedies, obstacles, struggles and courage, which are sublimely represented and exemplified by the relationship between Don Quixote and Dulcinea.“Some of what you go through as a couple is very intense and spans the full range of emotions, sensations and experiences,” says Grzan.

Grzan says, fighting to overcome life’s enormous challenges is the most important thing a human being can do in their life. To overcome oneself is life’s greatest challenge.

Courtesy of Profesor Antonio Barnés Vázquez

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