for whom I still have a modicum of respect.
I didn't like him much then, but I was young and dumb. Now I have grown to have a fondness for him that I didn't have then. He was a task-master when I was a marketing staff member for him, about 11 years ago now. But he taught me a lot about what was inside of me. He once called me a Persona non grata, which offended me greatly then, but it woke me up to what it means to work hard and have a passion and accountability for what you do. He didn't know I could hear him when he said that, and I've never forgotten that day, but in a good way.
After that time, he graciously took me with him on a trip to play golf and have dinner with a buddy of his in California, which I remember vividly and fondly to this day. The meal was awesome, and I was struck that the home at which we ate had its own underground wine cellar stocked with HUNDREDS of bottles, much of which was very expensive. He had (has) a passion for his work that I now know and value. Thanks Lynn Martin!!
The picture behind him with the red stripe was originally an ad - one I designed. Yay for me.
He is good people.
Read about him here.