Of course, losing my father was traumatic. I was an only child. But from the time my father died, my general theme in life has been to turn adversity into opportunity.
One of the people who most influenced me was Ben Shapiro, a marketing professor at the business school. He used to rant and rave and pound his fist: 'It's all about the customers!' And he was right. He was also right that, at that time, retailing was devoid of really talented people; he urged me to go in that direction.
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At the Harvard Business School, I really felt I had gained the ability to resolve difficult issues. But I also felt that I wasn’t in the mainstream with my fellow students. During job-hunting season, for example, everybody shaved their beards for interviews. I thought, ‘This is crazy.’ So I grew a beard.
|Birth:||18th January, 1949|
|Profession:||Businessman, Capitalist, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Founder|
Thomas G. Stemberg is an American businessman and venture capitalist. He is a pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry, most notably for founding office supply retail chain Staples Inc. with Leo Kahn.
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