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Where Scott Leonard's life stands after serving his RIA clients mostly from sea for 2 1/2 years, what cut his trip short and what was most unexpected

The odyssey took a $200-million-in-AUM toll in addition to a partner split and Leonard, 45, still faces, psychologically, the task of building a business from 'scratch'

Author Lisa Shidler November 27, 2013 at 6:09 AM
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Scott Leonard, wife Mandi and sons Luke 7, Jake, 11, and Griffin, 13: The business has no purpose other than to satisfy my personal goals. If my personal need was to go sailing, then I consider the trip a net gain.

Robert Boslego

Robert Boslego

November 28, 2013 — 5:23 AM

Sailing the seas does sound like a romantic adventure until one view’s Robert Redford’s new movie,, “Lost at Sea.”

The reality described above is interesting. I enjoyed reading this account.

His mission statement that “the business has no purpose other than to satisfy my personal goals” was jolting though. Not sure how many clients will be attracted by that message…

Brooke Southall

Brooke Southall

December 3, 2013 — 8:21 PM

Some people say they work to live. Others say they live to work. Either could be criticized roundly. I think Scott is saying that he is one of the former. I’m not sure I’d read too much in to it from a duty of care perspective.


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