If you were fortunate, then you got a chance to know Jeff Brandt. He died unexpectedly at the age of 52, on Wednesday, most likely of a heart attack or stroke. He was a loving husband and father, a doting grandfather, and a talented laywer (he was involved in the issuance of one of the first business process patents). One of his clients said to me today “he was an entrepreneur’s best friend.” He was a good guy and a straight shooter and my friend and I will miss him.