The Riskiest Investment I Ever Made

Jul 23, 2018 - Fortune

I was CEO of a large public company where I had recently led a turnaround. I craved success like an addict and was driving my career hard.

One day, I arrived home from work to discover my elder son, then in eighth grade, barricaded in his room grinding through his homework. His conversations with me had lately morphed to monosyllabic grumbles. As he sequestered himself ever more deeply, I felt out of touch not only with him but also his three younger siblings. My conversations with my wife...