To my mentor, who planted the seed that I should write this book. To my coach, who insisted the time was right for this book. To my coauthor, who was willing, receptive, and instrumental in collaborating on this book. As my mentor, my coach, and my coauthor, thank you, Alan. Your wisdom, influence, and friendship are priceless.

To Pete, Rosie, and Paul … three people in my life who set the stage for me at a very early age. More than you’ll ever know.

—Kim Wilkerson

To all my grammar school teachers who insisted I invest in language skills, which created a better ROI than even Apple stock.

—Alan Weiss

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