Many people in Lincoln’s stage of life are thinking of retiring and contemplating ways to check off remaining items from their bucket list. Following a twenty-two year career as an engineer in the aircraft industry, Lincoln founded and operated a number of ventures. He is currently Ph.D. student in Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. He has a B.S. in Business Administration, and his Masters work is in Human Development and Family Science. Creating jobs has always been a high priority for Lincoln, specifically through entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently, Lincoln’s research is focused on the family side of family business, as well as the cognitive and emotional factors affecting the opportunity recognition process.