Politics, business and community interests often collide in modern Hawaii. In a small island state, there is no way to avoid it. One man who stood at the intersection throughout his career is banker Walter Dods Jr. Yes! A Memoir of Modern Hawaii describes many of the steps – and missteps – along the way and concludes with Dods’ observations on the nature of power and ways in which Hawaii’s next generation can find success while staying true to “local values”.