Everybody is talking about what artificial Intelligence (AI) can do. I am convinced that it will change our world completely. And fast.

So far though we have mostly seen examples on AI generated photos and videos. Amusong, but still…

This was is pretty fun though, see below.

At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.

At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer.

At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.

At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a single parent living on welfare, clinically depressed and at times has contemplated suicide.

At age 28, Wayne Coyne (from The Flaming Lips) was a fry cook.

At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.

At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.

Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.

Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.

Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40.

Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42.

Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first major movie role until he was 40.

Morgan Freeman landed his first major movie role at age 52.

Kathryn Bigelow only reached international success when she made The Hurt Locker at age 57.

Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until age 76.

Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.

It is never too late. You are never too old. Nothing is impossible.

During my visit to the WCO this week I also got a chance to meet many former colleagues and great friends.

Two former Directors of WCO together, my brother and dear friend Erich Kieck

I have many times talked about the special customs family environment. It is really magnificant. Pnece a Customs officer, always a customs officer.

One of my best colleagues ever, Benedicte Meille

This cameraderi is something that I sincerely appreciate.

One of my oldest and best friends, Liu Ping

I also have also met many of my best friends in life in the customs community. I appreciate you tremendously.

With the amazing Donia Hammami, friend and former colleague thatbis doing great work for the WCO in Africa

We are really are friend forever.