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My Friend Gene

Knowing when to walk away from a deal is important, but being open to new opportunities and new contacts is also important. I mentioned in Chapter 19 that after the company bought Izod, I became interested in the golf world and started playing regularly. It’s not a cliché that a lot of business is conducted on the golf course: you have the opportunity to meet new people and get to know them pretty well as you’re walking an 18-hole course. And sometimes those people become friends—and business partners.

I started playing golf at ...

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