Monthly Archives: July 2013


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“Happy Birthday, Matt and Joe” is what I generally heard on July 28th, our birthday. Today I am happily reminded of all the fun my twin brother Joe, who fondly called us “wombmates,” and I had together throughout our lives and on our birthday. We had awesome wines like Grand Cru burgundies and First Growth Bordeaux, too.   …Continue Reading

Lessons Learned in Tolerance and Human Rights

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I don’t find early childhood stories about anybody—even my personal heroes—all that interesting; but I do find some of the life lessons they learned from parents, mentors, friends and life itself both insightful and valuable. My parents were interesting, and sort of polar opposites. I won’t get into their whole story but I did learn   …Continue Reading

The Journey of an Investor Turned CEO: Part 1

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It has been said that if you don’t tell your story, someone else will tell it for you. And I might add that when it is told by others, it isn’t likely to be accurate—even if positive. I decided to tell my story here so those who want to get to know me better could   …Continue Reading