Letter from the House  @ 01/08/2005 09:08:27

[email protected]  @ 25/03/2005 09:03:48
ja sam Mato (mali) Letunic' moji jedo je bio Pero Baljevic. Mama je Stella, Dundo Perica. Dobro te uposnati. Sorry if I spell poorly, I grew up in the states

Deepak  @ 18/03/2005 07:03:49
Mr. Boris, You are a real fighter...A person with a "Never say Die Attitude". I salute you & wish you all the best !

Tomislav Sostaric  @ 17/03/2005 10:03:04

Postavani Gospodin Miksic,

I'd like to thank you for this opportunity to communicate to you in regards to your political aspirations in Croatia, for Croatians and its future.

My reason for this email, is to show my support for your new Croatia. I am a Croatian, born of Croatian parents, born, and brought up in Australia. Though i have been brought up in the Australian culture and its aspirations, my parents always made it known to me that i am Croatian. That is why i care for it's future, and hopefully in the very near future, i too will be able to live in our homeland. I, with my family, have visited Croatia a number of times since 1991, but in the new decade, i have already been to Croatia already 3 times, and plan to be there in the near future. As circumstances have it, my father is buried in Zagreb.

I have completed a undergraduate degree majoring in Chemistry and Physics and a Masters degree in Chemistry , specializing in Solid phase micro-extraction. Since the death of my father 3 years ago, i have been managing the family transport business, LIKA transport, of which i am very proud of.

I feel with my knowledge i have plenty to offer our beautiful homeland. I would be grateful for any advice our opinion that you could offer me, on how to achieve my Australski San!

Thank you for you time and i look forward to hearing from you.

Puno pozdrava i uspjeha,
Tomislav Sostaric.

Gornik  @ 28/02/2005 09:02:16

Mr. Miksic:

I recently read you book. I found it very interesting and can see where it certainly can be an inspiration to anyone that reads it and can understand dreams, ambitions and hard work. I guess I found it especially interesting because my grandparents (Gornik) were form Yugoslavia/Slovenia; and I grew up on the Iron Range (specifically Ely – (you mentioned Jessica Dusich). I share your love and respect for Rudy (may he rest in peace) and Lola.

You book mafe me smile with pride – and I know you have made wonderful contribution to the world as a whole, and I am sure have touched and influenced many lives.

As additional background, I just got back from a long weekend in Ely where all the cousins went up to make sausage….quite a “happening”…a garage full of people, peeling, grinding, mixing….using an old wood burning stove/oven….something my dad did as a child with his folks and now we kids have taken over and passing down the next generation … we make it once a year – blood and potato! Ymmmmm!

Co-incidentally, I work for a law firm in Minneapolis –and know Len Levine…I just left him a voice message saying “Len, how many people have called you and said they saw your name in Boris Miksic's book?”

What a small world we live in!

Gail Gornik Server

Erica and Milka Zlomislic  @ 28/02/2005 09:02:45

Dear Mr. Miksic,

Please accept our congratulations on how well you did in the recent Croatian presidential elections. As a newcomer and to many an “outsider” you managed to overcome a media blockade, attempts by your opponents to discredit you and high apathy of votes. We are disappointed that you did not win and that the Diaspora was not as supportive as we would have hoped. But is was an honor and privilege to work for you here in Southern Ontario.

You had many supporters, unfortunately poor weather on the day of elections and lack of organization on the consulates part deterred many. We re heartbroken that you did not win as Croatia is in deed headeddown a very uncertain political and economic path. We hope that you will remain active in Croatia. If you should need further support or assistance we would be thrilled to help you.

Sincerely,Erica and Milka Zlomislic

P.S. at times we felt you were like this Atlas figure with so much pressure on you.

Daniel  @ 01/02/2005 09:02:29
Dear Boris, I have just arrived with Nico from our hollidays in Italy. My great congratulations for your extraordinary performance in the Croatian elections. I´m sure that you will be the future President of Croacia. From Ljubljana I followed up with special attention everything regarding Croatian elections, by TV and media, and talked with friends : all of them have the feeling that the Croatian process will conduce to a new political scenary : Croatia need a new man : I think that you are that man. I have some ideas for the future, and next week I will mail them to you. Friendly Daniel

Zvjezdana Hlad  @ 21/01/2005 09:01:25
Dear Boris, Congratulations on your perseverance; I also think as you do that you owe it to all Croats who voted for you and who placed confidence into your professional, honest, well structured plans for better Croatia.

Annonymus  @ 02/01/2005 03:01:06
Dragi Gospodine Mikšić, Pomno pratim rezultate izbora ovdje u Sjevernoj Irskoj(koja je dio Velike Britanije) u koju sam se morao odseliti u potrazi za boljim životom prije tri godine, skupa sa suprugom, djetetom, te majkom, bratom i sestrom.Svi smo našli dobre poslove, jer smo se trudili i radili doista u našim životima, te studirali i učili. Moja supruga je inače odavde, a supruga i ja smo živjeli dugo i u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama, koje su kao moja druga domovina iza Hrvatske. Ja sam isto kao i Vi dečko s Trešnjevke, gdje sam živio blizu starog Triglav kina, čitavo moje djetinjstvo, a i moj pokojni otac, veteran Domovinskog rata i pravnik, vas je poznavao osobno. Za mene Vi ste jedini izlaz u ovome trenutku za Hrvatsku, jer predmijevam da imate jednako dobar plan za Hrvate i unutar Hrvatske i van Hrvatske. Hvala Vam od srca što ste se pojavili na Hrvatskoj političkoj sceni. Vjerujem čvrsto da ste čovjek koji radi za dobrobit Republike Hrvatske i njenih svih građana. Žao mi je što sam ovdje a ne u Hrvatskoj, ali nisam više mogao ostati tamo i gladovati uz svo moje znanje i Univerzitete, skupa sa svojom obitelji. Vi ste za mene u političkome smislu John F. Kennedy Republike Hrvatske. Hvala Vam od srca, pobijedili Vi ili ne, vi ste moj predsjednik.Ako ikako mogu pomoći glede Vaše promidžbe ovdje gdje se nalazim, bilo bi mi izuzetno drago i bila bi mi čast. I wish you from my heart all the best, Thomas De Maria with Family

Jozo  @ 30/12/2004 05:12:09
Dear Boris, Im an Australian/Croatian who is very much in touch with my relatives back home. Croatia will never move forward with current politicians, you have the opportunity to introduce Croatians to honest politics. Boris there are thousands of young croatians in the western world who would return to a better croatia. "I have a dream, to return to my dalmacija" Sve najbolje iz Australije

San Pedro, Ca CrOaT Community  @ 29/12/2004 03:12:03
Borise, You are # 1 Your ideas are what Hrvatska needs!

Marica Oroz Jakopovic  @ 21/12/2004 04:12:06
Dear Boris, as a Canadian-Croatian I returned here almost 8 years ago. Since then, various events and the general enviornment here have almost made me forget why I returned. Your passion, your drive and dedication, and your persistance have reminded me that we don't have to always be swimming upstream alone here, and that we CAN make a difference. I wish you the best of luck and truly - from the bottom of my heart - pray for your victory. Thanks for reawakening the hope. All the best,

Eric Haugen  @ 10/12/2004 03:12:18
Boris, you've made everyone who has ever had the privilege of meeting you proud! A man of the highest integrity, with an iron will, and deep compassion for others. What a wonderful leader you are going to make!

Annonymus  @ 04/12/2004 04:12:19
I read the article in the Pioneer Press at the Chattering Squirrel Cafe in Siren, WI. Jim Tolbert (owner) told me a little about you. I spent time in Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovenia in 1993. I volunteered in refugee camps in Posusje and on Bol. I fell in love with your homeland and the experience changed my life in many ways. Needless to say, I perk up when someone mentions anything about Croatia. I wish you the best. Perhaps we could share a cup of coffee some day when you travel through Siren again. Sincerely, GIL HOEL [email protected]

Erica  @ 02/12/2004 09:12:38
I am sorry we never talked before you left. I hear you are in Croatia now. Thanks again for all of your help and for putting up with the incessant calls and requests. You were great. This is an exciting time. I wish you much luck and success in Croatia. Please wish Boris' campaign office and Boris the best as well. Don't ever quit. And kick some ass over there too!!!! Talk soon, Erica

Mae Schunk, Former Lt. Gov. of MN, USA  @ 01/11/2004 07:11:16
Dear Boris, You make me so proud that I am a Croatian and know a Croatian like you -- a man who represents and has demonstrated the true and meaningful qualities of leadership. Your past and continuing work as a leader of a growing company is a true testimony to the kind of commitment that drives success. Throughout all of our conversations and the speeches I have heard you make, you truly have the people of Croatia at heart. You have demonstrated, through your efforts, that if a “Guy from Croatia” can make it, so can all of Croatia. Croatia needs you to guide the way to better education, economic and social development. Your experience, integrity and love for the people of Croatia will make a difference in their lives when you are elected President. Bill and I wish you the greatest success in being elect President of Croatia. Sincerely, Mae Schunk Former Lt. Gov. of MN, USA

Annonymus  @ 22/10/2004 10:10:17
Best of luck Boris! Croatia needs you.

Anelise  @ 05/10/2004 12:10:22
Hi Boris, I meant to write to you immediately to say how proud we all are of you. You represent the ideal of a successful immigrant to the USA. You have close family and friends, you made a start-up business a huge success and you never lost touch and track with your home country. I wish you much sucess and hope you will have an impact not only on the presidential election in Croatia but that in winning you will show and give Croatia an energetic, smart and forward looking leader. Good Luck, Anelise

Gregory Stenmoe  @ 27/09/2004 11:09:16
Dear Boris: I read with interest the recent newspaper article regarding your candidacy for the Croatian Presidency. I wish you much success in your campaign. I would very much enjoy hearing about your campaign over lunch when you have some time. Croatia's gain will be Minnesota's loss. I will be happy to put one of your lawn signs in my yard.

Allen Mercer  @ 27/09/2004 11:09:55
Dear Ivana: Please extend a special congratulations to Boris on such a wonderful article. I'm sure he would be the best President Croatia ever had! Cordially yours, Kathy Merkel on behalf of Allen Mercer Honorary Consul General or the Republic of Korea (612) 338-1234 Office (612) 338-6821 FAX

Mike Posnansky  @ 27/09/2004 11:09:48
Hi Boris Imagine my surprise when I found your book on top of the Mpls paper on my kitchen table, and the paper was turned to the article about you. My wife saw it first and knew I’d be interested. What a wonderful thing you are you are doing. My very best wishes to you. Godspeed and Good Luck. Mike Posnansky American Auto Trim 680 N. Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104 651.646.2726

Vancouver, WA  @ 23/09/2004 01:09:00
Boris, You, are the only one, who can at this time to help Croatia. You are the light at the end of tunel which croatian people's waiting for long time. Help them as God helps you. We Croats here in USA know very well about your success, and we wish you all the best in this campaign.

Igor Vuletic  @ 14/09/2004 09:09:52
Dear Mr. Miksic...I received your book a couple of days ago. I am almost finished it (not bad for having a 6mo old and 2 1/2 yr old boys around :-) Very interesting and inspirational. Puno hvala. Cujemo se i nadam se vidimo. Igor aB Igor Vuletic Financial Advisor 925 Fourth Avenue | Suite 2000 Seattle, WA 98104 ph: 206 447 2421

Edward G. Nawy  @ 02/09/2004 03:09:56
Dear Boris: It was indeed a pleasure and an honor to have met you during the Rutgers Conference this week on Corrosion Inhibitors. I also want to thank you for giving me an autographed copy of your most fascinating autobiography "American Dream - A Guy from Croatia." I read the book with fascination. In fact I had to read it in one sitting because of the mesmerizing details of how you started from scratch when you came to the US, what you went through and how you managed with your dedication and enthusiasm to build a most successful enterprise. It is also so admirable that you have been so supportive of your native country, Croatia. I salute you for all that you have accomplished. I also learned quite a bit during the Conference about the corrosion inhibitors, particularly your MCI 2000 series. In fact, in my revision of the third edition of my Reinforced Concrete book, I called yesterday my publishers, Prentice Hall, to tell them that 1 will be sending them a section on this subject to insert in the forthcoming fourth edition which they are working on. We at Rutgers are appreciative of your co-sponsoring the conference and helping in the financing involved. I have no doubt that the large audience from the engineering profession and the state and federal agencies that attended the whole one-day Meeting have immensely benefited from the extensive knowledge presented and how better and more durable concrete can be constructed using MCI inhibitors. I hope we will cross paths again and my best regards, Sincerely yours, Edward G. Nawy Distinguished Professor

Steve G Basic  @ 31/08/2004 10:08:04
Dear Mr. Miksic: I just finished reading your book “ American Dream: a guy from Croatia” And all I can say is “Cestitam”. I only wish I had met you before, last Sunday at the Croatian Land in Boonton, NJ. I know we would have worked together in the bussiness, political and personal world . You see I am a distant cousin of Joe Rukavina and I am native of Konjsko Brdo, Perusic, Lika, Croatia. Came here May 16, 1938 with mum. My dad was here already and have been active in the fight for a free Croatia all my life. My mom didn’t know how to write or read. She instilled in me my Croatian heritage with such words “ za krst casni i slobodu zlatnu”. I am so thrilled and happy that you have achieved the American dream. Your success in your industry is yours and I feel like its also mine. I am thrilled as if it was “ Steve G Basic” who did what you have achieved. Congratulations I nek te dragi Bog pazi i cuva. In closing, my congratulations on your success and for being a true Croatian son. By the way, I speak and write Croatian fluently, thanking my mother and father. Steve G Basic

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American Dream: A Guy From Croatia


American Dream: A Guy From Croatia

"With $37 in our pockets and much apprehension in our hearts, we flew toward our future. We had no time to think what lay ahead because the future conies to soon anyhow."

American Dream: A Guy From Croatia is the exciting saga of a man who fled his home country with nothing but change in his pockets and built a successful company with determination and guts in America. It's a story of business savvy and risk taking that will arouse the entrepreneurial spirit in every reader.

"When he arrived in the United States, Boris Miksic brought along energy, intelligence and determination. But also a dream. He was the Croatian gift to America. Today, as a successful entrepreneur, he is the American gift to Croatia."

— Governor Rudy Perpich


Movie: When the Dead Vote


When the Dead Vote, Filmmind & Capistrano in cooperation with PBS

Movie: How to Kill Miksic


How to kill Miksic, spaghetti western movie by Z Television

Around the World by Private Jet


Our around the World Expedition by the National Geographic Society

Galapagos Islands


Our Galapagos Expedition by National Geography Society

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