Young Conrad Black

As a young student at Upper Canada College (a private school often referred to as Canada's Eton), Conrad Black displayed a dubious measure of entrepreneurial flair... by selling copies of the final exam.

He was promptly expelled.

[Far from disavowing his questionable childhood ethics, Black, according to Calvin Trillin, later presented his scheme "as part of an elaborate campaign in which he is cast in the role of those dazzlingly resourceful Allied prisoners in Second World War movies who manage somehow to gain a measure of power over their captors. 'I conceived and unleashed a systematic campaign of harassment and clerical sabotage against the regime.'"]

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