by Paul Mampilly
The Sovereign Investor
“Go ahead and live your life,” doctors told my dad. The next day, he was dead.
I hadn’t seen him in five years. Bad luck and bureaucracy had caused a multiyear delay in my immigration paperwork. My lawyers told me I shouldn’t leave the U.S. until it was straightened out.
In the end, I was too late. I missed out on seeing my father alive. It’s a regret that I still feel to this day.
It’s one reason why I don’t miss out on my children’s lives. Most days, I pick them up from school. Sometimes, I feel like a taxi driver, shuttling them to birthday parties, piano lessons and fencing classes.