It was a hockey-stop statement. My client said "When I was 14-years old I asked the grocery store manager for a job. He told me to return when I was 16. So I handed him my business card and asked him to call if he changed his mind."
That was all I needed to hear. I wrote a pitch to the writer for the New York Times Sunday column Corner Office: 'Business Cards at 14, C-Suite at 40: The career trajectory of a CEO'.
The editor loved it, and the story ran a few months later.