When you're already a tycoon the acquisition of additional assets is a mere intellectual challenge in a game where winners are measured objectively in the form of dollar value.
The problem arises when in chasing for superlative success in this game the tycoon's normally excellent judgment is clouded by the hunger to beat out the competition and grab the trophy.
And, suddenly, unwittingly(?), the line is crossed.
In the test of character, it is a fail.
In the measure of success, it is still a win because the desperate moves that crossed the line from being competitive and skillful to one who is felt to use underhand tactics that crosses the legal line, still results in the increase of net worth in dollar terms.
Sadly, in ethical and moral terms it means bankruptcy.
Which is to be treasured? High net worth in dollar terms? Or, high regard and a sterling reputation to take to the grave?
Which is better? The ignominy of being the richest S.O.B. who ever lived? Or, to be the greatest pillar of integrity that is held up forever as the ultimate role model of business leadership?
These are questions that should haunt those of us who have any pretension of ambition.