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(New York Times) “Working for RJR Nabisco from 1984 to 1992 was another defining experience. I became a vice president at 32 and a general manager running the Lifesavers division at 35. It was a tumultuous time during the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts leveraged buyout. I kept my head down, worked like a dog and kept getting promoted. I also learned that you do not go to the water cooler and take part in the gossip and the drama.” Read more.