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Mitt Romney: What I Learned at Bain Capital

Published: Thursday, Aug. 23 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney touts his leadership skills and business knowledge in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal.

The back-to-school season is here, and as parents take their children to shop for school supplies, I suspect that many of them will be visiting a Staples store. I'm very familiar with those stores because Staples is one of many businesses we helped create and expand at Bain Capital, a firm that my colleagues and I built. The firm succeeded by growing and fixing companies.

The lessons I learned over my 15 years at Bain Capital were valuable in helping me turn around the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. They also helped me as governor of Massachusetts to turn a budget deficit into a surplus and reduce our unemployment rate to 4.7%. The lessons from that time would help me as president to fix our economy, create jobs and get things done in Washington.

Read more about Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital on The Wall Street Journal.

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