This is a little bit like giving an Oscar acceptance speech. You don’t want to forget anyone! I want to thank and acknowledge the many fantastic people who have made this book possible:
First and foremost, my parents. Thanks to my dad for being there all the way, from my days at Choate to Wharton to my music to the World Peace Foundation to the many ventures we have been in together. Your loyalty is outstanding. You are not only the best dad I could ever wish for, but also my best friend and advisor, and you always will be.
To my mother for showing me the true value of speech and that a word can change worlds.
Thanks to my wife for showing me the Brazilian way to a happy life, the sempre da un geito (there is always a way), for ...