How an Entrepreneur Looks at the World

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People often ask me who are some of the most fascinating people I’ve interviewed.

I would put Sam Zell on that list.

Sam is the billionaire Chairman of Equity Group Investments well known for calling the top in real estate when he sold $39 billion worth of office properties to Blackstone in 2007. He is also equally well known for taking over the Chicago Tribune that same year and overseeing its demise into bankruptcy only a short time later.

Needless to say, he’s a polarizing figure – and he likes it.

Sitting in his penthouse apartment one spring afternoon in Manhattan, Sam gave me a true glimpse into how he – a serial entrepreneur – sees the world.

“The ultimate definition of an entrepreneur is someone who is always thinking he can do things a different, better way. If…

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