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In for a Penny: A Business Adventure by Peter Hargreaves

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Chapter 8: Fearlessly to Market

The Golden Years

In the spring of 1998, I received a phone call from one of my co-directors who had in turn received a phone call from the director in charge of what we now call our financial practitioners. They had an applicant for a job that neither of the two directors quite knew what to do with. They didn’t think he fitted into either of their parts of the business but his enthusiasm and apparent desire to succeed made a strong impression on them. He was in one of our interview rooms so I dropped in to see him. This turned out to be one of those moments when someone seems so suitable, ambitious and able that you wonder whether they are too good to be true. Although only 26, Adam Norris had never lacked ...

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