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When brilliance is exposed as ineptitude

Originally Published: July 22, 2009
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Henry Ford's first car company went bust. Marilyn Monroe was dropped by a studio for being unattractive. Winston Churchill flunked sixth grade. If the long history of accomplishment teaches us anything -- beyond the ease of Googling said history -- it's that failure often comes before success.

But what about success preceding failure?

Year after year and season after season, accomplished individuals in sports ...

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