Bob Palmer

What book has had the greatest impact on your career? Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crocket Johnson. Not only is it a great story it's a great foundation for any budding entrepreneur. One luxury you cannot do without? Taking a family vacation every year. The greatest athlete alive today? Steve Yzerman, former captain of the Detroit Red Wings not only for his accomplishments, but the fact that he

  1. What book has had the greatest impact on your career?

    Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crocket Johnson. Not only is it a great story — it's a great foundation for any budding entrepreneur.

  2. One luxury you cannot do without?

    Taking a family vacation every year.

  3. The greatest athlete alive today?

    Steve Yzerman, former captain of the Detroit Red Wings — not only for his accomplishments, but the fact that he accomplished them in a very humble manner.

  4. Your favorite sport?

    Golf, because I can participate in it as well as watch it.

  5. Length of your morning commute?

    Twenty minutes on a good day.

  6. Most productive time of the day for you?

    It may sound unconventional, but I function best between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

  7. Best finger food?

    Chips and salsa.

  8. Which career would you select if you couldn't be a financial advisor?

    I think I'd really enjoy being general manager of an NHL hockey team.

  9. Your motto, if you have one:

    Treat others as you want to be treated.

  10. Your ideal vacation:

    Any place warm with a mixture of activity and relaxation.

  11. Best career move?

    Helping to register our firm as an investment advisory in 1993.

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