Watch your mouth. As the boss, you stand to wreak havoc by mere suggestion.
John Hay Whitney started the first venture capital firm, financed Gone With the Wind and Minute Maid orange juice, served as Eisenhower's ambassador to Great Britain, and was one of America's wealthiest men at midcentury. But when Time magazine put him on its cover in 1933, it was for playing polo.
"Jock" Whitney, as he was known, was surveying his 600-acre estate on Long Island one day with his groundskeeper. Nonchalantly, he mused aloud how great it would be to have a polo field right there on the grounds. The next day, he went to Europe for vacation.