My Thank Goodness this week is that I’ve this wonderful friend and mentor, who I met serendipitously almost 6 years ago, and have worked, traveled, and played with ever since. He has taught me more than probably any one else about people, business, and the good life.

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We have traveled thousands of miles, hosted events, drank many bottles of (very good) wine, met dozens of potential and eventual partners, made myriad plans (some carried out, others abandoned), talked business, talked life, and politics, from Washington to Jerusalem.

And perhaps most significantly, I’ve had the pleasure of helping him to establish Tomorrow’s Youth Organization: a truly game-changing venture for kids and women in the Middle East.

Thank you, Sir, and shukran iktir. Here’s to a whole lot more wine, accomplishment, adventure, and fulfillment.