An event you will never forget.
Two connoisseurs in ebullient conversation about life, money, collecting, and the joy of MORE!
F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “The really rich are different from you
and me”… Come see for yourself on Thursday, March 24, 2pm ET
when your host Dr. Jeffrey Lant, internationally known author
and commentator, goes toe-to-toe with plutocratic, billionaire
whose appearance reminds us “living well is the best revenge.”.
Kip is the Maecenas of our dull as dishwater days. (In case your
Roman history is rusty, the good Maecenas has come down from
the time of Octavius Caesar as a byword for a wealthy, generous
and enlightened patron of the arts… and so say all of us.
Motor cycle hot shot.
I first became aware of Kip’s joyful family when I was a student at
Harvard. Father Malcolm (1919-1990) was a motorcycle fanatic. He was
indeed the leader of the pack as they gathered at the end of Holyoke
Street where I resided in what were credited as the apartment of
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s valet. With this splashy opening le tout
Harvard Square knew when this impresario imp of the unpredictable
was in town. Here was a man who knew how to generate buzz, lots
of buzz, and keep ’em smiling, sugar.
I advise my students that if they want a guarantee they’ll be rich
and comfy they should carefully select just the right parents,
and here Malcolm’s two sons (Steve, born 1947 and Christopher,
born ( ) showed they got the message.
Daddy was rich, granddaddy (a Scottish emigrant with a slew of relations
in the noble Clan Forbes) was rich… get the picture? The key
wasn’t just making money, it was having fun while keeping what
they got and getting more.
Not for the father nor the sons was wealth a matter of grim drudgery
and punishing responsibilities. They knew that wealth must mean
happiness or its cost is too high. Wealth was never their master; always
their servant. To be around a Forbes is to feel joy and experience their
kindness in sharing. They resurrect a penetrating phrase “Noblesse oblige”,
an aspect of wealth no wealthy person can afford to forget or postpone,
even if what can be given is no more than the widow’s mite..
“Ars longa. Vita brevis.”
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