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September 11, 2015

As I write in Good Profit, my father did everything to ensure that his sons enjoyed the “glorious feeling of accomplishment.” This included having me work in virtually all my free time beginning at age 6. At Koch Industries, we look for people who will strive to fully develop their potential and use it to create superior value for others.

Life is pretty empty if we have no passion for what we do. What a tragedy to reach the end of your life and only be able to say, “I got by without having to do too much.”

Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries

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