I worked for Mike Tesch for a couple of years while we were both at Ally & Gargano. I don't think I'm just being a nostalgic old guy, but he created some of the greatest advertising ever. Work that still works.
I think about him because though he didn't pay me much mind, I studied him like a yegg cases a vault.
Just now I stumbled upon this quotation by him. A lot of people could learn from it.
"Bob [Gill} gave me a good kick in the butt. He taught me not just to decorate a page, but to have an idea and make sure you always say something, be it a letterhead or a matchbook cover. He sent me on my way..."