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  • "Consumers want to do business with brands that they can interface with, that they can relate with," he told the newspaper. "And it's probably very wise from our standpoint to make sure that we present our brand in a compelling way that the consumer can relate to."

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  • "Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make," Mr. Cathy said. "And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you're just a fool. I'm thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it."

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