[QUOTE=Ted Kretschmann;621511]Jim, you have seen as much change as I have---does that not make you feel like one of the ancients in this business??

No not really Ted but it does give me a little more confidence I know what I am talking about if you are challenged. I don't expect the younger guys to listen to me any more than I would listen to the older folks when I was their age (which wasnt very much). When asked for advice I usually say I can tell you a lot of things not to do and I can tell you what I do but there is no substitute for experience. Oh and by the way sometimes I actually pick up some new ideas from some of these folks. Of course they were things I had been planning to do all along.