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An Extraordinary Opportunity Wasted On Youth

by Sam Zell - 2008

An essay on the subject of education leads to myriad possibilities. My first reaction was to think of the unappreciated years: those four years when I was an undergraduate in college, years undoubtedly wasted on youth. It was a period of exponential growth and offered the opportunity to be guided by one’s curiosity with minimal responsibilities.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 116-116
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22852, Date Accessed: 12/2/2021 2:18:38 PM

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  • Sam Zell
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    Samuel “Sam” Zell is a real estate entrepreneur who in April 2007 completed a leveraged buyout of the Tribune Company, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, and the owner of the Chicago Cubs. This entry was written expressly for publication in this volume.
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