Dad, how come you have the biggest office, I asked. Because I bring people together to do more than they could do by themselves, he said. That statement has been a large part of my entrepreneurial journey.
Backgammon is very similar to business and life, so I learned from my dad, during my pre-teen years. To win the game, its good to plan far ahead and it important to risk, and sometimes to risk it all, because arriving at a loss safely is still a loss.
The most fun I had was bartering books and toys with my younger brother and the other kids. When I had it all, I would give it back so that I can do it all over again. I am, in many ways, still playing the same game, but now with company shares and money.
As a kid, I loved superhero cartoons. I created a story in my mind that regardless of how hard it seemed there was always a way to get the job done. Almost all my progress in life has been rooted in this story.
I am born. Its’ the age of Aquarius; Wrangler jeans cost $12; Ford Pinto is only $2,078; Nixon is dealing with Watergate; NASA launches Landsat 1; The Godfather hits the movie theater; three-piece suit is the latest fashion; and the largest diamond is unearthed at 969.8 carats.