Cliff Isn’t the Problem: Bloomberg Businessweek Opening Remarks

Early in Bill Bryson’s book “A Walk in the Woods,” the story of his ill-starred Appalachian Trail expedition, the author’s out-of-shape and impulsive hiking companion, Katz, decides his backpack is too heavy. So he starts throwing out the food they’d packed for the trip: rice, pepperoni, cheese, peanuts, Spam -- he even discards coffee filters, which weigh next to nothing.

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