ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

“Cogito ergo sum”

René Descartes itinerant in The Netherlands, 1644

“I’m Fink therefore I am”

Melvyn Xavier Fink in limited collective consciousness, 2011

René, the fortunate philosopher, can satisfy himself about his own existence simply by making the case that he’s making the case. Melvyn, my purely imaginary character, doesn’t have it that easy. The Dr. Melvyn Xavier Fink who appears in this book exists only because other people believe in him.

So here’s my chance to publically thank all of Dr. Fink’s godparents who helped breathe life into my off-beat organizational wizard.

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