Don't rush the monkey, you'll see a better show.

After Boone Pickens died last September I saw a video of a talk he gave at our alma mater, Oklahoma State University, which spurred me to read his last memoir, The First Billion is the Hardest.

I don’t agree with much of Boone’s politics, some of the ways he made his money, or his corny graphics, but I appreciated the reminder to stick to your values and be proud of where you come from.