This autobiography offers a compelling insight into the struggles and achievements experienced by this farm boy in postwar Germany. He leaves home at fifteen to seek his fortune in the unknown future. We experience his exhilarating arrival in New York City as a young teenager on his own. We follow his years at sea and share in his becoming an illegal alien hiding out in plain sight in Brooklyn, New York. The story follows an incredible career in the corporate world, where he amassed an impressive knowledge of the credit card business as it develops to a multibillion-dollar industry that left an indelible impact on society. Rolf’s contributions to the American Express credit card expansion is reflected in the impressive promotional opportunities achieved.