"I Do Preach Serendipity"
Back in August of 1992, Arthur C. Martinez was heading off for a 10-day vacation at his summer home near Bar Harbor, Maine. Vice-chairman of Saks Fifth Avenue at the time, he was close to signing a deal to become the next CEO of P.A. Bergner, a Midwest department-store chain that needed someone to help pull it out of Chapter 11, and he figured that a few days' rest would do him good.
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