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When Chuck Warner, 74, sold his San Francisco company, Bayside Metals, in 1996, he fell off the wagon. After 19 years as a CEO, Warner was miserable, feeling he wasn't prepared for retirement. He caught a cold and suddenly found himself spending two weeks at home drinking bourbon after 13 years of sobriety. "I always thought that if you don't drink, you can't sell steel," he says by way of explaining how he acquired his taste for liquor during the early days of his career.

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