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In all of your schooling, not just at the business school, what
kind of a student were you, were you good in some things and were
other things more difficult?
No, I was pretty good.
Things came easily to you?
Not easily. I always worked very hard at my studies, but
the results were always good, so I have to assume I didn't have any
particular difficulty in any of those studies.
How come you decided to leave the business school after one year?
I hated business.
What did you hate about it?
I found it dull, uninteresting, grubby. Which is sort of
funny when you consider what I've had to do since then. But there it
was. And I went as far as I could from there. I applied in a couple
of places for jobs, fortunately got turned down. Armstrong Cork was
one; I thought I'd go abroad again. The only talent it seemed to me
that I had in the U.S. was knowledge of the world. Well, I didn't
get that. The other job I wanted, just to get away from business,
was to be a reporter, I lucked out, I got a job as a reporter on the
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