Walter used to read the short biographies of successful people in Who's Who, seeking some common thread or a key ingredient in a person's success. He concluded that there was none. "I was struck by the fact that there was no pattern."
-Phillip L. Zweig, Wriston: Walter Wriston, Citibank, and the Rise and Fall of American Financial Supremacy
I'd bet a nickel that there was a pattern, a pattern in the way they organized their minds and controlled their thoughts. Just saying.