5. I have amazingly brilliant colleagues who are willing to push the envelope in order to make the organization more effective.

4. Innovative people are tremendously fun to hang around with.

3. Compliments given in unexpected situations ring of truth and authenticity, and are shockingly lovely to accept and believe.

2. Early morning phone calls with my best friend are just as meaningful and inspiring now as they were ten years ago.

1. During business trips, the best work gets done over drinks after dinner. When the meetings are *really* good, you don’t stop talking about the topics – and informal settings inspire amazing amounts of trust.