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I last saw Carlos Alvarez in January.  He was his usual self—welcoming, unhurried, and insatiably curious about the year ahead for the Texas Business Hall of Fame, into which he was inducted in 2010 and for which I serve as executive director. Carlos had just purchased a piece of technology to send to an entrepreneur whose start-up he had helped our organization fund. That innovator was developing a technology similar to the one Carlos had bought, and Carlos smiled as he predicted how passionately the young man would explain how what he was working on was far more transformative. That was the beauty of Carlos. He delighted in the successes of others and rarely talked about his own. Carlos was the first Mexican-born Texan to be inducted into…

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