A few years ago, I was enjoying dinner with a group of eight colleagues and clients at a Cantonese restaurant at the Lee Garden in Hong Kong. Looking across the table I realized there were not two people of the same nationality, nor were any living in their country of origin. A career on Wall Street, despite all the perceptions, is a platform to enrich one's life experience within a truly global community. I am grateful to those who have provided me these wonderful opportunities, and I acknowledge much of my maturity and contentment has arisen out of the interactions along the way.
A variety of former colleagues and business associates were engaged on the book's concepts. I much appreciate the perspectives and insights of Robert Ferstenberg, Amit Rajpal, Peter Sheridan, Marc Rosenthal, Kurt Baker, E. John Fildes, Robert S. Smith, John Feng, and Tom Coleman; you are all the best at what you do.
During the initial drafts, Paul Leo, whose candid feedback, although sobering, was an instrumental catalyst to improve the breadth of research and adherence to the thesis; much appreciation for your editorial insights and professionalism.
To my friends Tony Behan and Madeleine Behan, at The Communications Group, for providing timely advice at the onset of my aspiration to become a writer. The regular breakfast forums were the best discipline throughout this journey.
To Nick Wallwork, Fiona Wong, Cynthia Mak, and the team at John Wiley & Sons, for bringing this book to fruition. ...