The Graham file Featured

8:00pm EDT September 25, 2008

Born: Bronx, N.Y.

Education: St. John’s University in New York City

What was you very first job?

When I was very young I used to stuff inserts into newspapers at the local store, then I would work as a newspaper kid delivering newspapers.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

Identify the best people, hire them, and do your best to keep them. It makes your life infinitely better when you have good people hired. That might sound very simplistic, but everybody comes up with these whiz-bang type [of] strategies to get ahead, but that’s it, you hire the right people and keep them because people want to be part of that winning team and will gravitate toward that.

If you could be one superhero, who would you be and why?

I would say probably the superhero that’s the epitome of truth, justice and the American way is Superman. Now, I’m not doing that as an ego thing, but when I take a look at this guy, what does he stand for? He’s a man of principle. I think I try to be consistent with principles; I don’t live in the gray area.