During the pandemic, we have had a lot of lows, as well as a few highs. And that’s just in pop culture. For example, who could forget the Tiger King? And the Queen’s Gambit? We’ve had heroes and villains and everything in between. And we’ve had a streaming show starring a knight in shining armor – well, a big mustache, an even bigger heart, and strong Southern accent – providing us with heroes, rules to live by, homespun humor and rules subject to interpretation (see, e.g., “offsides”). No, we’re not talking about securities enforcement and compliance. We’re talking about Ted Lasso, the irrepressible former football coach of the Wichita (Kansas) State Shockers, who ends up coaching the other futbol (a/k/a soccer) for AFC Richmond in England’s Premier League.
Not surprisingly, to anyone who has read our prior compliance and enforcement columns, this month’s NSCP Currents article is inspired by the ever positive, glass-always-half-full Ted Lasso to provide lessons for securities professionals, as well as lessons for the rest of use on how to live better lives. Or, as Ted would say (and, in fact, did say), “the harder you work, the luckier you get.”