TO THE EDITOR:
It seems to me the editorial "Hecker's tale of hubris should be a lesson for all" (July 23) misses the point entirely. Many people have big egos, and even ones that don't still push the limits of risk and are supported in that endeavor by those willing to finance them and take the risk, too. That's a business decision that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.
The tragedy with Hecker is that he broke the law. His moral compass was off or nonexistent, and he knowingly hurt and damaged other people and institutions in unscrupulous ways. One can have a big ego but still be compassionate, law-abiding, moral and honest. He doesn't appear to have been any of these things.
CHUCK FRANK, President, Z. Frank Inc.Highland Park, Ill., Z. Frank is an investment company. The writer is a former dealer and also owned an auto leasing business.