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My father was a Tuskegee Airmen captain in the Air Force and a very strong personality. He believed in fairness and ethics and living up to the commitments you make to others. He ultimately became a judge, and he would talk to me over and over about how important it is to be fair. ---->>>

My mom was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School, in 1946. She had leadership roles in the law, in government and the corporate world. She was a great role model in that she felt anything was possible. ---->>>

Financial literacy is just as important in life as the other basics. ---->>>

Become that rare person where people know that your word is your bond and you're going to do exactly what you say you're going to do. ---->>>

I really did believe that the most successful investments were the ones that you could own for the long run. ---->>>

There's no statistical evidence that human beings have an ability to move in and out of the markets effectively. It's next to impossible. ---->>>

I don't even have a computer in my office. If I had e-mail, I'd never take the time to read research or absorb information. I want to think about what I'm doing, and that takes time. ---->>>

It is very different trying to help a community organization than trying to sell yourself or sell a product. ---->>>

Sports were a big part of my life. I was the captain of the basketball team in high school, and captain of the basketball team at Princeton. ---->>>

The most important thing is to stay the course - not to get shaken out of the market during a difficult time. ---->>>

Biography

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Nationality: American
Born: 03-31, 1958
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Occupation: Businessman
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