This is exciting for me and not just because it might make my mother proud. I have read Registered Rep for almost as long as I've been in this business. Sometimes I agree with what is written, sometimes not.
I was called a few weeks ago and asked questions about Gary Gross, a broker with a reputation in Boca Raton, Florida. He has a significant number of customer complaints on his record. I was asked how this could happen. I explained that there were likely a number of small miscues along the way that resulted in what the article described as a massive blow-up. I called it the "failure chain" after something that I heard on a PBS special about plane crashes.
Lo and behold, the article is published. The cover of the magazine says "The Failure Chain." If you read the article, you will see how the term came up. I actually got emails from two lawyers in other parts of the country asking if I got extra credit for writing the cover headline. I didn't.
How does this count towards my 15 minutes of fame?
That's the view from The Law Planet - Jupiter, Florida.