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disciplined team, but at the end of the day, it's like with everything else: We had incredibly talented young players" — several of whom went on to become college All-Americans. Be it youth sports or medical research, Ausiello said that "80 percent of good leadership" is identifying talent. "I always felt I should be the dumbest guy in the room," he said. "You should always try to recruit or retain people who are smarter than you and to support them and bring them along. I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to do that for hundreds of people." * * * Today, Ausiello is more catalyst than mentor. "I'm raising ideas with often younger people who are going to take those ideas and make something with them and develop their own," he said. "I have no pride in author- ship here. This is not a religious experience. These ideas don't emanate out of whole cloth from me. Lots of people are thinking about them." Will he see them to fruition? "I'm 72," Ausiello said. "I think I have a good decade left in me. I have a 101-year-old mother. If I have half of her genome, maybe I can get into my 90s." an interview with dr. dennis a. ausiello "I think I have a good decade le in me." 74 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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