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This story appears in the December 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

"Our cameras are gone!" I wanted to cry, and I wanted to kill somebody. I was in for a week performing a round of interviews for my national teen career show, Streaming Futures, and as our crew was getting ready to depart for an interview with the CEO of , everything fell apart: $20,000 worth of video equipment was missing from our production van.

It's a sad story, but it has an excellent parallel to this column's theme and a powerful moral. So let me tell you what happened.

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