The Kommandant is renown for her rare, yet amazingly pithy, insights into the human condition. My business partner calls her “Just the Facts” because of her down-to-earth intellectual style. After all, it is she who came up with the stunning insight regarding air travel: “They used to treat us like customers….now they just treat us like potential terrorists”.

Another good one this morning as she was reading the paper: “I remember not long ago going immediately to the comics…now my first stop is the obits”.