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The Opportunity Before You

As I said in Chapter 1, in the late 1980s, I was a TV producer for CBS News. It was a good job. I was making about $100,000 a year, which was a pretty great salary for someone in his early thirties. I had a big job at CBS Sunday Morning, which was an important show on the network. I was traveling all over the world to film stories. In short, I thought I was on the top of the world.

Then, one day, they sent me to interview a guy named Jim Rogers.

Rogers lived in a massive townhouse on Riverside Drive in Manhattan. He was an investment banker, in the days before anyone had even heard of investment bankers. In fact, he ...

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