Arnold Glasow was one of our founder and mentor's heroes. Glasow's witty yet sometimes cynical truisms presented in such a lighthearted way helped provide inspiration and bolster our founder's morale through seemingly endless years of arduous, generally unpaid work. When family and loyal friends all around him were urging him to give up for the sake of his health and even sanity. Including Glasow's quotations here we therefore think is highly relevant.

Arnold Henry Glasow was born in Fond-du-lac, Wisconsin, USA, in 1905, and died in Freeport, Illinois in 1998 aged 93. Arnold Glasow graduated from Ripon College, and started his own business when he moved to Freeport just after the Great Depression. His business was a humour magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn into their own in-house magazine to send to their customers. He ran this business for over sixty years but didn't publish his first book until aged 92. The book was titled 'Glasow's Gloombusters'. He was cited frequently in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune and many other major publications. Arnold Glasow was also a regular contributor to the humour pages of Reader's Digest magazine.

Sixty years of productive work. Many accolades. A real American thinker, self-effacing and of generous spirit, Arnold Glasow shunned the public spotlight.

mistral_program_range_ani.png mistral_coldwind_the_movie_ani.gif And now, more than a third of a century on, a long time since everyone was proven wrong and when, through sheer, grit determination, our founder eventually succeeded. The company he founded becoming the world's leading provider of the Expert System Software he alone envisaged. Often imitated but never beaten; with more installations world-wide than all imitations, even when all are added together!

Some famous Glasow Quotes
Mistral's own in-house magazine. While away the hours reading when you should be working!