WHAT NOT TO DO
Billionaire Robert F. Smith said in a recent letter to investors, the “decision made twenty years ago has regrettably led to this turmoil. … I should never have put myself in this situation.”
Despite his numerous charitable givings, “He’d played a role in what federal prosecutors allege was the biggest tax evasion scheme in U.S. history, an effort by his longtime associate, Texas billionaire Robert Brockman, to hide $2 billion from tax authorities in an offshore scheme featuring a computer program called Evidence Eliminator and code names such as “Redfish” and “Snapper.””
When you’re too focused on making money you lose touch with the person you want to be. It’s as if you say to yourself, I’m going to make all this money and get to the end of your life and be ok with it. The world doesn’t work that way.