17Master Modesty and Mind Your Manners

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out thebasic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money,they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.

WARREN BUFFETT

Armed with an undergraduate degree in engineering from Texas A&M, Dave seemed to be on the brink of disaster. He had applied to graduate school at several A-list universities and had been turned down by all of them. Grades gave him no problem at all. Attitude proved to be the barrier when he showed up for his interview with the admissions committee or dean. Finally, he got a call from Dartmouth. Considering it might be his last opportunity, Dave’s parents called in a colleague of mine as his coach to prepare for the entrance ...

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