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In for a Penny: A Business Adventure by Peter Hargreaves

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Chapter 3: Enter the Rochdale Cowboy

A Tough Choice

Whatever anyone says, luck, fate or whatever you call it can make a big difference in business. It has certainly played a huge part in the history of Hargreaves Lansdown. I doubt, for example, whether we would have considered the offices that were suddenly available seven months before. Nor would I have so impetuously agreed to move into the investment business had not the company I worked for before coming to Bristol caused me so much grief. Equally, if I had not dithered initially about making that move, I would not have met Stephen, as he would not have been employed there when I arrived. Now, when we had found the offices and knew we could occupy them on such advantageous terms, we ...

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