One particular for-profit board has been with W P Carey & Co, an investment banking company engaging in sale-leaseback real estate operations as a means of providing liquid financial capital to US and some foreign companies. The W P Carey Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization makes charitable contributions and general philanthropic awards that are financed by the earnings that W P Carey has derived from his business operations. These activities have taught me a great deal about financial business activities as well as worthy philanthropic operations. I have earned and learned, on the board activities of W P Carey & Co in addition to providing advice for the company on macroeconomic issues that affect large companies. In this respect, I gained a great deal of knowledge about providing useful economic advice in business decision making.