This book was truly a collaborative effort by people whose encouragement and support are invaluable. I would like to thank my parents and my brother, who had the wisdom to leave the Soviet Union in the 1970s for a better future in America. I can say with certainty, had we stayed there my life would have turned out entirely differently. My wife and my two dear sons provide me with a happy home, love, and inner peace. It is their continued support and overwhelming confidence in my undertakings that propel me to the success I enjoy today.. . . .