Charlie "Tremendous" Jones was one of America's greatest motivational speakers, an enormously successful businessman, and a beloved friend to many of the leading lights of the 20th century. He was also a mentor to innerNet co-founder Martin Butterfly; the genesis of microPractices can be traced to many conversations with Charlie in his living room, often with his wife Gloria by his side.
People called Charlie "Tremendous" because he called everyone else tremendous. If asked how he got the monicker, he'd blame it on a limited vocabulary: When someone told him they were having a child, he'd say "Tremendous!"... When someone got a promotion "Tremendous!"... When someone got married, succeeded at something, met a great mentor... all "Tremendous". And pretty soon, everyone realized Charlie was "Tremendous."