One of the most profound pieces of advice he provided me when I launched my business in 2009 was that the State of Ohio was one of the last states one would launch a business. I was a longtime resident and taxpayer, and open to challenges. My prior experience included M&A transactions for more than ten privately held and publicly traded corporations at advisory board level, all of which the deals were well recognized in the industry.
Before he past away, we spoke quietly of the Billion Insurance Fraud that I witnessed as a small business with Diebold ATM Certification Compliance Requirements, and assured him that he was absolutely verifiably correct. We laughed.
The year of his death was one of the most difficult for myself and my business partner, and lifelong companion; and a pivotal year for the banking industry. However, the training he provided kept my business from being liquidated by unethical corporations ("Corporate Raiders" that planned to purchase my assets out of bankruptcy -- they forgot that my assets were not owned by Diebold. We miss you Gorilla!
Sir John and Lady Amanda (as he always called us)