If You Don’t Ask

“If You Don’t Ask” is the advice that Michael Keston heard from his mother when he was a young boy growing up in the Bronx and attending The High School of Music & Art where he played clarinet. Not sure that a career in music would take him where he wanted to go, he switched gears and studied engineering at City College of New York, catapulting him into the world of rockets and space exploration.

Wishing to break out from the confines of engineering, he went back to school, earned an MBA, and carved a path for himself in business, landing a job with a national homebuilder in Los Angeles. In less than a decade, he became its sole owner, concentrating the company’s planned housing development projects in California. A polymath with a passion for living, Michael Keston is a devoted family man, a philanthropist supporting charities in the fields of medical research, education, computer science, and (his first love) music.

He’s also a world traveler, a Life Master bridge player, and fly-fisherman. One of the few questions that remains unanswered in this fascinating memoir is “What’s next?”