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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Quoted: David Rubenstein on hiring big names


“If I invited you to a dinner 15 years ago to hear David Rubenstein speak, you would throw that invitation away.”

David Rubenstein explaining to Forbes why he hired A-list rainmakers like Jim Baker, John Major and George H.W. Bush at his private-equity giant Carlyle Group to help impress investors. Washington’s unassuming billionaire is on the magazine’s latest cover.

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