My father’s footsteps

When I started my own business in 1991, my late father showed a more keen interest in my career than he had previously. He had gone into business for himself late in his own career (as a business writer), and I always found his insights helpful. I always gave him whatever papers and books on intelligence I had written, and he always made an effort to read them, and respond “intelligently”.

But one day, he confirmed what I already suspected by asking, “Tim, I’m still not really sure what you, your company, and your colleagues do for a living. Can you explain it in ways that the rest of us can understand?”

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