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Giving it all

A handful of business titans have taken giving to a whole new level

My father is the type of person who spouts quotes and proverbs at the drop of a hat. One that I remember quite distinctly — and which he still keeps parroting — goes like this: “Our ingress in this world is naked and bare; our progress in this world is wicked and bad; our egress from this world nobody knows where; so be good, do good and good will happen, whatever that good may be.”

Some time ago, I discovered that this is a hijacked version of comedian John Edwin’s quote, which in its original reads, “A man&


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