The following friends, colleagues, and mentors have influenced my thinking and made me a better person: John Root, Larry Hick, Larry Burns, Jack Mears, the late Dr. Norbert Berkowitz, and Jack Stephenson, to name a few. A big thank you goes to April Bending, my wife, who supported and encouraged me to take a big step out of my comfort zone.
Many thanks to Jon Eskesen, Russ Boekenkroger, and Robert Reidman, who gave me the opportunity to do more that I thought I could. I also extend thanks to all my colleagues through the years, who have taught me much about working together, working styles, and getting things done.
Special thanks to Gary and Kali, who tolerate my brain on APEX.