J.R. Simplot's Legacy

May 25, 2008 3:48 PM

J.R. Simplot: In his own words

J.R. Simplot was direct, colorful, unabashedly outspoken. He tended to say whatever came to mind, without sugar coating or grammatical refinements. His speech was generously sprinkled with profanity. Here, excerpted from transcripts of a 1992 company interview and another by Esquire magazine in 2001, is J.R. in his own words:

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