Headed to breakfast one recent morning while I was staying at a fancy resort in Florida, I saw a very famous person waiting in a hallway. He reportedly had lost a big part of his family and foundation money because of Bernie Madoff.

I wanted to say that I was sorry he had lost his money. I wanted to say that our company is the "real deal"-good money managers, caring and responsible people, who would like to help him. I wanted to say that we have a strong reputation and have won many awards. I wanted to say, "Just check our credentials with your family and friends."

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