I just received an email requesting auction items for a fundraiser for a couple to adopt an 11-year-old boy.
The tale they tell is that the couple was in the Philippine orphanage to adopt their daughter when the boy came up to them and said,
- Please, will you take me home with you, too? I love America.
He was the oldest child at the orphanage and had watched numerous friends be adopted, leaving him behind. With that ability to make direct requests, I think that young man will do very well in business.