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David Forlow, Contributing Columnist
3:00 am CDT May 16, 2019
James “Jimmy” Simpson was born in Glasgow in 1874. After high school in Chicago, he took a basic business course. At age 17 Jimmy landed a job at Marshall Field and Company despite being described by a teacher as “ordinarily stupid”. Shortly after he began his new job, impertinent Jimmy stepped up to Mr. Field himself and announced “one day I will work for you.” Not pleased, Field replied “But you already do work for me!”