Mike Lawrence, Teacher
More than any other author, Mike is known for an ability to share his experiences with his readers and students.
It was during the years of being an Ace that Mike added writing and teaching to his playing abilities. Ira was instrumental in this too. One day, Ira Corn told Mike to come into his office. During this meeting he instructed Mike to write a book, something that was totally alien to him at that time. Denying the skills to do that, Ira pointed out who wrote the checks and Mike was convinced. A month later, Ira again had Mike in his office. This time, it was to tell Mike that he was going to start teaching bridge. “Here is a list of your students. You start in three weeks.”
Once again, Mike denied the skills, but under Ira’s reminder that he was the check-writer, Mike became a teacher. Credit to Ira for his judgment.