Another Lesson I Learned Was Not To Give Pieces Of My Company Away When It Was Small In Exchange For Investment Capital.

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Another lesson I learned was not to give pieces of my company away when
it was small in exchange for investment capital. In the first place,
those shares would be worth millions today. Even more important, when
you bring in shareholders, the government can start looking around at
your business and telling you what to do, and let me tell you, the
government knows *nothing* about running a business!
-- John McCormack, _Self-Made in America_