First and foremost, I give my deepest thanks to my wonderful wife, Vanessa. This book would not have been possible without her incredible support; our lives were already quite busy before I started working on this project. Thank you for selflessly shouldering such a large burden so that I could have time to pursue my goal of writing this book.
Thank you, Mom and Dad, for all the love, support, encouragement, and happiness you have given me.
Thank you, Sofia and Xavier. Every day you make me smile and inspire me to be my best.
Thank you, Diane, for always being there for us, and for everything you do to keep our lives sane.
I thank my editorial team at John Wiley&Sons for their hard work to make this book a reality: Richard Narramore, Christine Moore, Tiffany Colon, and Abirami Srikandan. Thank you, Richard, for sharing the vision of what this book could be. Christine, I sincerely appreciate your valuable contributions to my writing as well as your indispensable advice and encouragement.
I am very grateful to Dave McClure. Thank you for getting me started on the speaker circuit, for all your support, and for being the unique individual you are.
Thank you to my reviewers, Leon Barnard, Eli Beit-Zuri, Luca Candela, Anand Chandrasekaran, Greg Cohen, Steven Cohn, Sam Crisco, Mike Goos, Kaaren Hanson, Laura Klein, Thomas Kunjappu, Michael Nolan, Christian Pirkner, Hiten Shah, and Christina Vaquera. Your feedback was incredibly valuable, and I really appreciate how you ...