Age: Sixty something. Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut. Current home(s): Miami Beach, Florida. Family: Married; two grown daughters (and their husbands); one granddaughter. Alma Mater: American University (at least, that’s where I started. I took my first degree at Northeastern, thirty years later, and subsequently earned three others).
Profession: Private investor, entrepreneur, publisher. Hobbies: None, strictly speaking, but numerous pleasurable diversions. Latest project or accomplishment: Creating this platform at The Principal Post. Latest contribution to others: Provided lead sponsorship for National YoungArts Foundation professional (artistic) development programming.
Book repeatedly read: Theophilus North (Thornton Wilder, 1973). Movie repeatedly watched: Advise and Consent (Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, 1962). Fictional hero: Atticus Finch.
Personality profile: Intense focus, quick wit, vintage charm. Doggedly persistent, eternally optimistic, intellectually curious. Moral compass: Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics.
What trait do you most deplore in others? Hubris. What trait do you most deplore in yourself? Perfectionism (leading inevitably to procrastination). What trait do you most value in your friends? An open mind. What trait do you most value in employees or co-workers? A sense of ownership.
Who would you most like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? My maternal grandfather. What natural talent have you neglected? My musical gifts, as a pianist and amateur composer. When and where were you happiest? Teaching philosophy at Boston College. What profession do you sometimes regret not having pursued? Civil litigation. What period in your life would you do over if you could? Mid to late forties.
Motto: Go boldly in the direction of your dreams. Favorite quote: It’s not the critic who counts… the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena… (Theodore Roosevelt).