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Oct 21, 2023Liked by Trungphan2

Apropo of nothing, I used to try to get interviews with CEOs and it was rare that I could break through their phalanx of guards. But there were two companies where I simply called the main number and the CEO answered.

One of them was Costco, and I found myself speaking to James Sinegal, the founder, who acted like he had all the time in the world - that he had nothing better to hang out and talk on the phone.

The other company was Bloomberg, and the conversation could not have been more different. Mike Bloomberg was clipped, impatient and all business. 45-second conversation. But he did pick up the phone on the first ring.

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