I learned this from my mother – play to win. My mother is now 93 years old. She lives by herself in a nice house in Miami. She keeps busy all day long, staying sharp physically and intellectually. My mother is still playing to win. I’ve never seen my mother play not to lose.I remember distinctly the day I realized that my mother was a person with vision that would take our family beyond our immediate circumstances.
One day, while I was in college, my mother (Mami) and father (Papi) and I were out in our front yard raking leaves. Papi, who was accountant for General Foods, said (more…)