In the Summer of ’83, I returned to my desk as at a trade association in Washington, D.C. and found the most remarkable message. It was written on a pink, “While You Were Out” note no longer used much: “Frank Mankiewicz called.” Frank died yesterday.
A call back led to an interview which led to working with him for the next 13 years. In that time and in the nearly 20 years since, he didn’t change much, but every day I discovered ways in which he had changed me. The entire team he assembled, stayed or moved on but never lost sight of how he had influenced us all. It comes to this: leave nothing on the table. More»