Dick and I first met in early days of CNN and I was supporting the Oil and Gas industry. Dick and I often collaborated and shared contacts to assist in obtaining “Host Nation Approvals” and licensing in the days when the Telco entity was owned and operated by each nation’s government. The result was a myriad of rules, regulations, etc. different or specific to each nation. I owe an extreme debt of gratitude to Dick for his assistance during the mid to late 80’s and after starting my firm, Arrowhead. If one of us did not have a nations POC the other one did. By working together hundreds of commercial SATCOM sites were installed and operated around the globe. Many individual countries remain in my memory that were a disaster going in but ultimately successful.