• MILTON GLASER Certainly, he was disappointed when things failed, but he turned out to be an enormously resilient character. I mean, New West failed, and of course we were sort of edged out of New York. Manhattan Inc. didn’t work, and then when any number of things would fail for any number of reasons, I mean, they were not necessarily simply errors of judgment that Clay made. These are sort of complex business deals that also have to be examined, I suppose, in terms of why things succeed and why they don’t. But to Clay’s credit, he never became bitter about it. He always had an extraordinary ability to bounce back, and to do without the loss of enthusiasm. It’s really a lesson in the sense of what you have to do to stay alive.

— magazine failures  

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