Today is the last Sachs Report I’ll be submitting for sometime, perhaps forever. I am researching a self-published collection of “The Best of The Sachs Report.” The problem here is that my wife believes there should be more than one report if we want more than three pages between front and rear cover, but I digress.
Kidding aside, I have managed my consulting business into a position where I must become aware of any conflicts of interest with that side of the business and the Sachs Report. It was a difficult decision for me as I so enjoyed doing this along with the many new friends and enemies I was able to make along the way. I want to especially thank both of my readers for the fan club they started. This may be a crushing blow to their weekly pizza and beer parties when they would gather to read aloud the latest musings of the Sachs Report. At least the bickering over whose turn it is to buy the beer will stop.
To my dear friend and sponsor Eric Schwartz, I owe this entire experience to your vision and belief that I could actually write a weekly column. While some weeks were indeed difficult to pull together, I always gave it my best shot and tried to represent your trust in me. Your bravery for such an undertaking surely will earn you a place in the Publisher’s Hall of Fame dinner and perhaps a chapter in your book, “Some of the Dumb Things I Did in My Life.”
To Michael McEnaney, my editor and the gentleman who had to try to understand the work I presented, I owe correct syntax, dangling modifier corrections and gratitude for his willingness to do this along with the many other, more important, tasks he has on his plate every day. Mike’s wit and sense of humor are only numbed by his illogical social and political sensibilities. I can only imagine that some of my columns were eating at his liberal soft tissue. Must have been akin to the notion of Hillary Clinton being the speechwriter for George W.