The New York Times, "A Work Ethic Shaped at an Early Age"

I worked from an extremely young age — everything from babysitting to newspaper deliveries to walking a child to school to working in a dry cleaner to telemarketing. And now when we hire, that’s one of the key qualities I look for. I look for people who have a very strong work ethic, and I think a big indicator of that is whether somebody has worked from a very young age, and ideally has never stopped.