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What I Like: Joe De Sena, Spartan Race

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PROFESSIONAL What I Like … Photo by: SPARTAN RACE ■ An influential person in my career: Al Cappucci, who begged me to join a firm on Wall Street, which led to my starti...

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First Jobs: Dario Brignole

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The Sit-Down: Laurel Richie, WNBA

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