DC: I was actually asked to write Conversations on the Bench by the founder of Thinking Outside the Boxe as a tribute to his good friend and colleague, Sebastian. I met Sebastian on one occasion and over the course of a couple days got to know him and hear a little of his story. He was a larger than life type of guy, a real life of the party. He just had this tremendous positive energy about him, and he had a story that I knew had to be told. I was a little hesitant at first to undertake a project that was out of my comfort zone, but the more I learned about this guy, the more I wanted to write this book. He was a truly inspirational figure to a lot of people, and I figured it was my calling to tell his story. It was almost as if Fate had arranged this. I get invited to this symposium being held by this think tank that I hadn’t heard of at that point. This was back in 2007. I get introduced to the two principals of this think tank, the real brains behind the operation, and I was intrigued by these two individuals and their story. It fascinated me. Then I get asked to write this book. One thing led to another, and now we have Conversations on the Bench, which is a great tribute to this brilliant individual.