Your career doesn’t have to be work

Balancing work and family, the ‘CEO Dad’ way

BY ANITA BRUZZESE | GANNETT NEWS SERVICE You’d think that Tom Stern was born with it all as the son of a mogul cable television father and a grandfather who built Sears, Roebuck and Co. It would seem pretty clear that Stern would never lack for money or opportunity – success was in his genes.…
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Dad … I guess I still love you

‘CEO Dadism’ victim finds relief in self-deprecationBY JULIA M. SCOTT, Staff WriterArticle Last Updated: 04/16/2007 08:59:26 PM PDT WOODLAND HILLS – Tom Stern has been in recovery for five years, two months and 25 days. His addiction? CEO Dadism – when workaholic business executives treat family like employees. Stern, 51, beat his addiction by creating…
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Father Doesn’t Know Best

By Kimberly PalmerPosted 4/22/07 Tom Stern finally realized he had a problem when his wife kicked him out of the house. His workaholic tendencies-and the fact that he treated his family members as if they were employees-had finally grown too much for her. In CEO Dad, Stern turns inward to figure out where he went…
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CNBC series that’s funny and money.

By Paul J. Gough and Kimberly Nordyke TMarch 21, 2007CNBC is developing an animated series based on the comic strip “CEO Dad,” which could become a half-hour series on the network in the fall. Sources said the network will likely air five one-minute shorts that will be cut from a pilot based on the cartoon…
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Drawing a Life

Tom Stern has set out to create the next Dilbert. Can he do it? Here’s his story by Ryan Underwood Vaughn Meader, a comic who made an unfortunately brief career of doing impressions of John F. Kennedy, used to have a bit in which he would play President Kennedy eating dinner at home with his…
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