You’ve probably never heard of my grandfather, Morton Ceaser. And that’s pretty much how he likes it.
You see, although Mort is one of the most brilliant men I’ve ever met, he was never one for the limelight.
With interests as diverse as science, art, and politics, Mort could have been anything he wanted. Heck, the man probably could have invented his own religion if he tried!
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But that just wasn’t his style. Over his career in human resources and in his daily life as a husband and father of three daughters, Mort was never one to flaunt his intelligence. Reserved and mild-mannered, in group settings he often let his more loquacious wife, Gloria, do the talking.
One-on-one, however, you could always count on Mort for insightful and often profound reflections on the past, present, and future states of the world -- and a delicious corned beef sandwich (on rye) to boot.
Over the 25 years that I’ve had the pleasure of calling him “Grandpop,” Mort has imparted some important lessons that I intend to hold near and dear for the rest of my life. Here are ten of them.