Nothing about this is fit for broadcast. I spoke with Geoff at a loud birthday party this weekend and the audio quality is crap. But I've filed our conversation under "lessons on how to live." If you were with me, you might have made a photo of Geoff's hands, which read like a map of the countless cars he's lovingly repaired and restored. Sometimes a car he is working on will have a problem that stumps him. It'll keep him up at night until he figures it out.
Forty years ago Geoff made what, in hindsight, was probably one of the best business decisions anyone could make: he opened a Ferrari repair shop in Silicon Valley. People called him crazy.
I can't remember the last time I spoke with someone who loves their job so much. He travels to the factory in Italy every year to learn more and see vintage cars. When I come across people who strive for the highest order of competence, and do it out of love, I always think of you.