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Episode #1494
September 14th, 2022
A Game Maker's Life
Starting with a literal bang, Jeffrey Breslow tells the gripping account of how the inventor held his company together after an employee opened fire in the Marvin Glass and Associates conference room in 1976. The gunman killed two of the Chicago firm’s partners and an employee and critically wounded two more employees before killing himself. He missed taking a bullet only because the gunman didn't see him. The gunman left behind a hit list of fourteen names. He later learned his name was second on the list. After the shooting, and despite his youth, Breslow's partners voted him in as managing partner. Thrust into leadership by default, he faced incredible challenges, including consoling the families of the victims, dealing with the staff’s PTSD, and rebuilding a sense of safety and morale. He spent more than 41 years inventing toys and games including Simon, Operation, Guesstures, the Evel Knievel Motorcycle, Mousetrap, and UNO Attack and is the only toy designer to win the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval twice. He was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 1998.
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