It's Going To Be A Bumpy Ride, Sam

Sam Zell is a vulture investor who likes to move fast--whether it's motorcycling with his buddies across Nepal or snapping up bankrupt companies, such as mattress maker Sealy Corp. or bicycle maker Schwinn Cycling & Fitness. But recently Zell has expanded his love of speed to include the airline industry, an area he has wisely avoided before, while other savvy investors such as Warren E. Buffett, Carl C. Icahn, and the Pritzkers learned their lessons the hard way. Now it may be Zell's turn to get airsick.

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