What kind of child­hood did Don­ald have?

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His mother Mary, born to crofters on the Isle of Lewis, Scot­land, raised her chil­dren in the church of Nor­man Vin­cent Peale, a min­is­ter who preached that am­bi­tion was godly. “Learn to pray big prayers,” he said. “God will rate you ac­cord­ing to the size of your prayers.” Don­ald, the fourth of five chil­dren, was a dif­fi­cult child. He punched a mu­sic teacher “be­cause I didn’t think he knew any­thing about mu­sic”, and was sent to a military board­ing school. This gave him the feel­ing that he “was in the military in a true sense”, although he ac­tu­ally avoided the Viet­nam draft, first to study real es­tate at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia’s Whar­ton School of busi­ness, and then on med­i­cal grounds; he had “bone spurs” on his heels, which healed up “over a pe­riod of time”.

How did he start in busi­ness?

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