Written by: hugh Ruthven
James had a great energy. When I think of all the things I could say, to me that sums him up best. We worked on many presentations together…..but I remember working on one in particular, when it was on a weekend and I had my kids at work and James was there. My kids were only 5 and 6 at the time and they met James and decided that they wanted to stay in his office while I worked on some part of the pitch down the hall. I walked past James’ office a number of times over the next half hour and heard giggles and laughter from the three of them.
My kids never forgot that interaction with James. A year or two later, if I was going into the office on a weekend, my kids would always ask if James was going to be there. They said it would make a difference of whether they wanted to come in. And that was based on just one 1/2 hour meeting with James….
They always said, ‘Dad, is that man going to be there…..the one that has the cat clock on the wall. If he’s there, I think I’d like to come’.
And that’s all you really need to know, to understand the power of James.