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Geoff Stirling - In 1992 I was vice president of the MUN entrepreneur society. It was my job to secure speakers for our monthly meetings. We would usually get a good crowd but on the Sept evening that he spoke the room was over capacity. It was full to the rafters. I met him at the door to the business building and asked him what car he had driven to place a parking pass on it. He put his hand to his head and said Mazerati, Farrari, Porsche, frankly son I don't remember what I drove here in. I went outside saw a large Mercedes and placed the pass on that one. He brought a guy with him who had a video camera and that guy tapped business students on the shoulder and asked for them to speak into the camera about their love of Newfoundland and if they had any business ideas. It took me months to secure him as a speaker and it was filled with all kinds of intrigue. His assistant said he could pull out at a moments notice. I didn't know until he stepped in the door if he would actually show up or not. When he did he did not disappoint. His talk was very well received. It went in many many directions but the room full of business students were in awe that we actually had him there. Incidentally he said to me that I was the first person to ever ask him to speak at Memorial and that is why…

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