The "corporate refugee," to use author Tom Richman's phrase, is not an uncommon phenomenon in today's business world ("The Entrepreneur in the Gray Flannel Suit," March). Statistics and market trends testify that more and more company men are moving out of board-rooms and into small businesses to pursue the American dream. The numbers of this new breed of maverick owner-managers seem to be growing daily.

Barry Merkin is the perfect spokesman for this new group of American entrepreneurs when he says, "Working for a big company like Xerox isn't the fun I thought it would be."