Sunday, March 06, 2005

Going Global at a Small-Town Canadian Drugstore

From the New York Times:
Andrew Strempler keeps a poker table folded in the corner of his sparsely decorated office, and a box of chips embossed with the name of his online pharmacy company, RxNorth, handy to play with guests and employees. The one book on his tidy desk is a gambling guide called "Texas Hold 'Em."

At age 30, Mr. Strempler says his poker playing is just recreational, along with his appetite for fast cars - two Dodge Vipers, a Jaguar and an immaculately polished yellow Lamborghini, complete with a vanity license plate that reads "RX Boss" - collected since he transformed his corner pharmacy here into what the Canadian trade association says is the world's first major online pharmacy. ...more

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