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6:14am EDT October 26, 2007
Born: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Education: California State University, Northridge, MBA

Whom do you admire most in business?

I think some of the great tycoons of industry, the Henry Fords — people like that who built whole industries and empires. The major people who came out of industrial revolution that had the foresight, with primitive tools to work with as far as technology and information, that were able to build entire empires.

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