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The Environmental Capitalist by Carl Hall

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CHAPTER 13.

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The middle of the night is a great leveller. Dreams of grandeur rarely survive the gnawing doubts that can dominate your thoughts at 3am. Mighty generals are made common soldiers after midnight, and emperors can become slaves. I remember waking up in the middle of the night sweating. I remember thinking: “What the hell am I doing?” I had just committed myself to starting my first major company. My ambitions were not exactly modest. I wanted to revolutionize the entire global $820 billion plastics industry. I was 27 years old. Young enough to think I might just pull it off. Old enough to know I was probably kidding myself. I tossed ...

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