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Leonard S. Riggio

BORN
Feb. 28, 1941, Bronx, N.Y.

FAMILY
Married to second wife Louise Riggio; three daughters, including two from first marriage.

EDUCATION
Brooklyn Technical High School. Dropped out of New York University.

HOBBIES
Collecting art and wine; cooking.

BOOKS READ LAST YEAR
6

FAVORITE BOOK
Kafka's The Metamorphosis

PREDICTS...
That in the 21st century, the information glut will force people to pop pills to help empty their minds. ''Losing thoughts and forgetting will be the equivalent of shedding pounds and dieting.''

ON LEADERSHIP
''I have a lot of trouble with the whole concept of leadership. I don't like telling people what to do.''

ON RETAILING
''Retailers are preachers, teachers. They're searching for adulation and love.''

WHY HIS KIDS DON'T WORK IN THE BUSINESS
''I don't think being a son or daughter qualifies you to do what your parents do.''

GOALS FOR THE SUMMER
Launch magazine stores; outline a novel; hit 65,000 chip shots to bring down golf handicap from 16 to 12.



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