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Persistence is the Thing

People are often curious as to how certain individuals seem to achieve so much during their lives. These people who accomplish the success of an unusual nature are often given credit for being different, strange, geniuses, lucky, or they are believed to have some magic formula. But the fact is that one thing, more than…

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The 200 Million Dollar Racket

H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore sage, achieved his fame through such shattering, punch-in-the-eye kind of statements. While he was admittedly an unconscionable generalizer, everything he said held a ring of truth. One thing that proves he knew what he was talking about was when he said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the…

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Appreciation Comes First

The morale of people is a significant problem with all of us. Businessmen want their employees’ morale to be high; wives want the morale of their husbands and children to be high, and the husband feels the same way about his wife and children. All of us want to have high morale, to feel satisfied…

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Another Fortune Teller

The trouble with people is not their ability to reach their goals, but rather to establish them. People can achieve that which they want to accomplish if they’ll decide on something and stay with it. I was again reminded of this when I received an interesting story from a listener. When President Kennedy took office,…

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Successful People

One of the most interesting subjects for research and study are successful people. Do you know what makes one person what they call successful and another unsuccessful? Every town, city, village, and rural area in the country has its successful people. Some come from fine families with excellent educational backgrounds and some from broken homes…

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On Unemployment

Ever since a shaggy, beetle-browed caveman discovered the importance of trade, we’ve had the problem of unemployment. Theoretically, the perfect society would be one in which every man has a job producing something of benefit on which he would receive a fair return in the form of wages. But the fact is, even in our…

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Who Wants to Get Ahead?

I’m going to ask a question, and let’s see how close you can come to the right answer. Ready? O.K. — Let’s suppose you’re the head of a large company employing, say, a couple of thousand people. What percentage of those people do you suppose are interested enough in getting ahead that they would give…

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Advantages of Losing a Job

We were talking, just recently, about how hard it is to fire someone. But, have you ever thought much about the advantages of losing a job? Somebody ran a survey once among very successful people and they had to admit, under close questioning (even though some of them had never thought about it before), that…

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It’s Hard to Fire Someone

The other day I was having lunch with some old friends of mine and one of them (one of the country’s top advertising executives and creative geniuses) made a statement to the effect that one of the most difficult and trying times for an executive is when he must fire someone. It seems that that…

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About that Work

Some time back, I read an interesting little story written by a man who spent forty years learning a rather interesting thing. This individual was not what you could call the busy, bustling type of individual. In fact, he acknowledged the fact that he was chronically lazy. He loves comfort and leisure with a passion…

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