I was deeply saddened last week to hear about the death of Gene Schulz. If a man is judged by the number of his admirers then Gene was a big man. (More than 730 people have signed the guest book on his personal site.) But Gene was a big man in every way: a towering personality with a commanding presence, huge warmth and a great intellect.
Gene was an outstanding innovator, teacher and diplomat. His professional career was unsurpassed in its breadth and depth, operating across all sectors and encompassing teaching, research, consultancy, security management and product development. But more that he was a wonderful, generous human being. He leaves a gap that cannot be filled and will be sadly missed. Grief is the price we pay for love.