In an interview, Thomas E. Higgins, Chairman of Higgins, Marcus & Lovett Inc, a business valuation firm he co-founded in 1980, talked about what makes him a business renaissance executive. Higgins wants to change the paradigm of what you mean when you think of business and he wants to help keep the family business in the family. Higgins started something from nothing and he did it his way. Higgins' greatest achievement so far is to have created a successful and meaningful business, while living on a sailboat, climbing mountains, riding a bicycle, building his dream house, learning to play the piano and helping others, all with the wife that he loves and respects. Higgins wants to be remembered as having left the world a better place. Hi advise for other business leaders is don't listen to the experts. Become the expert.