One Tough Mother: Columbia's Boyle Foils Home Invader

8:46 a.m. on November 16, 2010 (EST)
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Gert Boyle, head of Columbia Sportswear, is known as one tough mother. In fact that's the title of her autobiography and the premise of many a Columbia outerwear ad. Boyle lived up to that reputation earlier this month when she outsmarted an armed robber at her home. According to news reports, the robber actually had brought along her book and asked for an autograph, before pulling his gun. Boyl...

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