Tren Griffin @trengriffin I work for Microsoft. Previously I was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm established by Craig McCaw. I am on the board of directors of Kymeta. Aug. 25, 2019 1 min read

In a recent podcast interview I said that I have always wanted to live a life that would allow me to tell great first person stories. Sidney Rittenberg is an example of a person who could tell such stories. I was one of the many capitalists he counseled. 

Sidney Rittenberg was an advisor to a small band of hard working entrepreneurs who pulled of the unthinkable at the World Radio Conference in Geneva in 1995. We re-wrote the rule book during that hard fought campaign. 

I recall Sidney saying to me once it was easier to go into solitary confinement the second time since he knew that time he would eventually be released. First imprisonment: 1949-1955. Second: 1968-1977. He attributed his 1st survival in solitary confinement to a Markham poem:

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