We were sitting in his car under a bridge in Tokyo.
My first boss in my first job ever.
Todd Newfield turned to me and said:
"Jeremy, there are two keys to success in business.
First, only work with people you like.
Second, don't ever believe your own bullshit."
To keep myself in check, I am instituting the quarterly "Todd Newfield Award" for the blog reader who does the best job (via a comment on a post) of helping me adhere to rule #2 above.
In addition to accolades and link love, I'll send you a copy of one of the books I've reviewed on the blog.
First winner announced on August 1st.