Richard K. Byrne has done many things in his life that others only dream about. He has flown at mach 2.1 over twice the speed of sound, sailed around Cape Horn, explored Antarctica, gambled in Monte Carlo, ascended mountains, and stood at the base of an active volcano. In business he raised billions of dollars on Wall Street, served as CEO of three major American companies, testified before Congress, and advised two presidents. He has written hundreds of editorials and management books, and has a blog. Everything he has ever accomplished has been done with passion and always with his most trusted advisor and adored wife, Gail, by his side.