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Dale S. Brown
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Can I tell you a story about cranking away despite hardship?

This happened my first year in government, when I was 24 years old. I don't recommend my response, but...I was interviewing a business owner in Caifornia. He said, "I am in my office at 7 at night. That's because I have a start-up mentality...you wouldn't expect that from a government employee."

I said, "Well, I'm a government employee on the East Coast. It's 10 PM here."