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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: RICHARD PROSPERO, OWNER OF GADGETS (TWO LOCATIONS: 411 S. WEST TEMPLE AND 856 E. FORT UNION BOULEVARD)

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VITAL STATISTICS

Age: 35.Where born: Philadelphia.

Family: Wife Susan; children Max, 7, Madeline and Dominic, 6, and Hannah, 4.

Education: College of Southern Idaho.

Primary products: Electronics and photo equipment.

Primary markets: Utah and Western United States.

Number of employees: 11.

Annual sales: $6 million.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Cleaning basements for my dad at 50 cents per hour.

Management style: Hands on! And performance-based.

Strategy for success: Eat, drink and breathe electronics and photo equipment. I'm consistently involved in the stores' activities.

A memorable failure: $2 in sales the first day of business and I spent it on an ice cream cone!

Heroes: My father and Jesus Christ.

Leisure time and hobbies: Tennis, running, reading and thinking how to get all Utahns to buy at Gadgets.

Favorite book and movie: Joe Gerard's "World's Greatest Salesman" and "The Shawshank Redemption."