If you want a man to be for you, never let him feel he is dependent on you. Make him feel you are in some way dependent on him.
—General George C. Marshall
Scott remembers a story that Mr. Mercado told him about the great virtuoso Jascha Heifetz and the terribly difficult Tchaikovsky violin concerto.
Heifetz’s teacher was the great German violinist Leopold Auer. Mercado once said, “Auer himself could not play the Tchaikovsky violin concerto up to speed. It’d never been performed up to speed before Heifetz.”
Heifetz was the first one to perform this piece up to speed! And if Auer, his teacher, could not perform ...