“I was in a very, very, very insecure place at age 44, and suddenly people were offering me things,” the TV host and author recalls about his big break. But Bourdain was savvy enough to think long-term–and managed to turn the right things down. “What’s good for you in the short run is not necessarily good for you in the long run,” he adds.

Shahab Zargari

Shahab is a filmmaker, father and a huge geek.

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