Thanks, Motram, for posting the links to Robert Lane's last speeches. Since Deere dropped the CBOT quotes from their website, I have not visited it as much and miss some of this stuff. The commencement address was quite enlightening as to Lane's spiritual character. A good address, even for me as an old guy, it sunk in. Shows why even after 171 years, John Deere is still John Deere. Deere has had some outstanding CEOs in the past, and Hewitt back in the 50s and 60s had my attention as a kid growing up and seeing the equipment and company transform in the 1960s and 1970s. Historically, Deere may not be the best of anything, however, they do the best they can.