“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Ethics of the Fathers: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?"

Give back. With a loving family, a privileged education and great partners I helped create the first ISP in South Africa. I owe so much to providence.

So I hope to use my life so far to help other South African entrepreneurs. Especially those who wouldn't qualify for traditional funding. By listening, by making every introduction I can possibly think of, by being a connector, I want to help tenacious entrepreneurs punch through.

I love learning for its very own sake. I never want to stop searching for mentors and teachers. I want to keep an open mind, keep experimenting and remain curious.

Go beyond the shower I tell myself. So I'm going to learn to play the guitar. I dream of singing passionately with friends around the bonfire of an African "boma". I don't want to miss another friend's wedding.

You could literally taste the love at my grandmothers Passover table. As I recall the flickering festival candles, I hope to be a strong link in the chain so that our yet unborn children will know the tunes, the wisdom and the warmth of their heritage. That goes hand in hand with tolerance and respect for others.

I aspire to being remembered as dependable. I want to love my wife, Tracey, and my family with every last fiber in my being. I think the love we leave behind is our most enduring contribution.

— David Frankel