Hungarian, High Tech And Programmed To Sell

During his first meetings in the late 1980s with Hungarian entrepreneur Gabor Bojar, French software distributor Xavier Soule was puzzled by the mysterious woman who always tagged along with Bojar but never said a word. Bojar, president of Budapest software developer Graphisoft, finally identified her as an agent of Hungary's communist government, assigned to make sure he didn't pocket Western hard currency or commit other illegal acts. The tight rein, however, didn't curb Bojar's drive. "He's a totally self-made man," says Soule.

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