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When Five Becomes Eight

The Berlin Wall was falling, and Nichole Castater was right there. An undergraduate studying German abroad for a semester, she had chosen Berlin, and found herself witnessing history unfolding. The excitement in the air was palpable that year, and it caught Dr. Castater, carrying her in a new career direction—one in which she would help…

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“Out-of-body” Experience Yields Deal of Lifetime

Wall Street investment banker Byron Hollowell, working ninety hours a week during the go-go 90’s on some of the planet’s hottest deals, sometimes paused to wonder about the long-term benefits of the mergers and acquisitions he  was helping to arrange. When he did, his manager would tell him, “Hollowell, you need to get busy, and…

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