I would like to thank Joe, my doorman, for introducing us – indirectly.

On December 31, 2013, Joe wished me  a ‘fearless’ year.

Although there are 1,025,109.8 words in the English language, last year I focused on that one word.

‘Fearless’ came with me like a talisman into every interaction, every meeting, every presentation, and every new business pitch.

That word became my 2014 operating principle.

By being fearless, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with each of you.

Those times were highlights in my year.

You are a complex, interesting and delightful group, full of curiosity and generosity.

Thank you Joe for bringing us together.