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Fatherly Advice

Jun. 5, 2014 Gotham

“Best advice my father gave me: Always do the things that make you happy.”—Ben Leventhal, 35, co-founder and CEO,, co-founder,

“My father taught me to never ask anybody for advice. You don’t want to hear it, and you probably won’t follow it.”—Jonathan Adler, 47, potter, designer, author

“My dad taught me how to fish, and sitting there for hours waiting for my catch taught me patience, calmness, and how to focus. Not sure if that’s why he taught me how to fish, but I’m pretty grateful he did.”—Dominique Ansel, 36, pastry chef

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