- How have John Pappajohn's successes and failures shaped him as an entrepreneur?
- John Pappajohn notes that philanthropy is important to him. Discuss this idea - what are the benefits and drawbacks for entrepreneurs to be philanthropists?
- Compare John Pappajohn's success to that of Fred W. Fitch and Gary and Matilda Vermeer. What made each successful? Discuss the differences and similarities in each path to success.
Patane, Matthew, "At 88, John Pappajohn Still Works Harder Than You Do," The Des Moines Register, 11 September 2016. Courtesy of The Des Moines Register