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SOURCE: Roger Cohen in the NYT (5-31-09)
Hillblom, a native of Kingsburg, is the “H” in DHL, the express-delivery company he co-founded in 1969 after noting, as an impoverished law student at the University of California, Berkeley, that he could make a buck ferrying legal documents in need of urgent execution from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
That trivial aperçu turned out, in the best American tradition, to be worth billions of dollars to him and other shareholders.
With DHL, Hillblom challenged the U.S. postal monopoly. Behind its rapid growth was his winning intuition about globalization. In fact, Hillblom never saw a regulation he didn’t want to overturn or an oversight he didn’t exploit. Anarchy did not so much touch as inhabit him....
SOURCE: BBC (6-1-09)
They also left a toilet outside and several rolls of toilet paper.
The museum, designed by the American architect Richard Meier, was opened in 2006 to house a 2,000-year-old carved marble altar of the Emperor Augustus.
Many criticised the building, in Rome's historic centre, as too modern, too large, and out of character.