No one has as much power to influence our feelings more so than old friends. Most of the time an old friend can make us feel up when we feel down. However if you are Lloyd Groves than you just had a friend make you feel that you failed miserably in life and more information click here.
Lloyd Groves is an author and writer who recently published a piece in the Daily Beast concerning AP’s list of highest paid CEOs. Normally Lloyd does not care about such things but today was different. His old college roommate, Tony Petrello, was at the top of the list making a total of $68.2 million in compensation that year. Lloyd can be quoted as saying he felt “depression, hopelessness, envy, and a host of other unworthy emotions” at seeing how much his friend had achieved and how little he himself had done.
Lloyd discovered that over the year Tony had earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in Mathematics from the prestigious university of Yale. If that wasn’t enough, Tony also had earned a justice degree at Harvard University. Tony would combine these two unlikely degrees and become a force to be reckoned with in the world of corporate law.
Lloyd saw that Tony worked for the law firm “Baker and McKenzie” for twelve years before moving on to Nabors Industries. Once he arrived at Nabors Industries Tony would skyrocket to the top. Tony began as the Chief Operating Officer where he would be instrumental in moving Nabors Industries off shore to the country of Bermuda. He would be promoted to company president in 1992, Chief Executive Officer in 2011, and Chairman of the Board in 2012.
Lloyd would also find that his friend Tony was not just successful in business but also had a kind heart. After the premature death of Tony Cynthia’s daughter, Carena, they would partner with Texas Children’s Hospital and donate millions to that cause and learn more about Tony.
When Lloyd saw a life like this he compared it to his own and found his life a little lacking and Tony’s lacrosse camp.