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Why I Turned Down Millions and Dismantled My Company

After 10 years of growing his business, an entrepreneur decides to let it all go.

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When I graduated college in 2002, I knew I didn’t want to work for anyone else. So I founded a video production company called Cimaglia Productions. Did I go to business school? No. But I loved making videos, so I went on a campaign to impress every client I could -- and, I suspect, won my first contracts by underbidding bigger agencies. Hey, I was just a kid with a camera. 

Benedetto Cristofani

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