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Jonathan D. Spiliotopoulos

The Norberto Effect

At the beginning of my career I earned some extra cash working for a telemarketing agency. I was a polite, well-spoken, accomplished young man, and closed roughly a full quarter of my calls. The only person with better numbers — by an incredible margin — was Norberto, a barely functioning heroin addict whose spoken English was severely broken, and whose reading skills were almost nonexistent.

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