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Q:

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?

Heiskell:

No, I was pretty good.

Q:

Things came easily to you?

Heiskell:

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.

Q:

How come you decided to leave the business school after one year?

Heiskell:

I hated business.

Q:

What did you hate about it?

Heiskell:

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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