Goof up? So did these billionaires

05/4/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Successful executives say early setbacks in their careers helped them attain their goals later. Among them: Peter Peterson, the co-founder of Blackstone Group, who says getting booted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for plagiarism and then taking a job as department store employee helped him decide what he really wanted to do for a living.

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