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An Interview with Tim Ozgener

C.A.O. International Inc. has now been in business for 40 years, evolving from making pipes to producing cigars.

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Q: Forty years ago your father started this business. Your father is retired now—you have two young sons. Do you ever look down the road and hope one day they'll follow you? A: I look upon it the same way my dad did—whatever their heart desires, whatever they want to do, I'm going to let them go down that road. I'm going to love them for whatever they want to pursue. To me, this is not work. This is fun, this is a pleasure. And that should be the same for them, whatever they desire to do. You spend most of your day doing your vocation. It should be something that you feel passionate about, and that you love. v

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