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In the beginning

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9:45 AM | 5 July 2013
by Adam Oldfield
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After dropping out of school at fifteen in 1909, Sidney Weinberg was in need of a job. He took a visit to Wall Street and came across an opportunity.

After dropping out of school at fifteen in 1909, Sidney Weinberg was in need of a job. He took a visit to Wall Street and picked out the nicest, tallest building he could find.

He made his way through every office in the building asking for a job before reaching a small brokerage house. Every company turned him down, there were no jobs available. 

The next day he returned to the brokerage house which he had been turned away from. He lied and told them he had been asked to come back - they believed him and gave him a job as the janitors assistant.

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