I met Bruce many, many years ago. At first I thought he was intelligent and very good looking. He spoke in a way that made you hang on his every word. He spoke with such confidence, every word out of his mouth was a fact and there was no way to doubt what he was saying.
Ed introduced me to Bruce at Deli Guys; a deli that Bruce seemed to have a tab with because at the end of our meal Bruce told Eddie and myself that he was covering our meal and told the waitress "Just put the meals on my tab ask Solly about it. Tell him the BMW's tab, the name is Bruce W. Margolese. The W is for wealth" I was impressed.
During our meal Bruce kept talking about how much money he made and had. It was all so impressive, if you like that sort of thing.
"This is my 3rd business in 5 years, I sold my last business for $10 million." He told me as he shoved a piece of his kaiser roll into his mouth. He continued talking with his mouth still chewing the bread, "I got this $70,000 photocopier that makes great colour photographs. I didn't have to spend a dime on it. The company gave it to me to try."
My father had always told me to believe half of what a man tells you. In Bruce's case I think it would be a lot less than that.