Having spent a long and rewarding career in the investment management business, I am indebted to many people. The first is my
father. Many years ago, with my “junior” driver’s license in hand, I
bought a 1929 Model A Ford. (At the time the car was 19 years old;
I was 14 and a half.) My father’s admonition was that I could drive
the car only after I had taken it completely apart and put it back together. My father’s lesson—that whatever I do I should take apart
and put back together before I “drive” it—has served me well.