Geoffrey Walsh: When The Big Hand Is On Mona Lisa's Nose...

Geoffrey Walsh was an entrepreneur before he could pronounce the word. At 6, he recalls selling matches to other youngsters who coveted fire. By 12, he procured issues of Playboy and would rip the pages out and sell them to neighbor kids. When Walsh was 13, he says, the police in Ossining, N. Y., even traced a big fireworks business to his attic--but they let him off with a stern warning to his mother and father.

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