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  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford dropped out of school at the age of 15. He walked from his family’s farm in Dearborn, Michigan, to Detroit, and found work in a machine shop. He would eventually…

  • Humble beginnings

    In the year 1873, there was a country-bumpkin who applied for a sales job at a store in upstate New York. He looked like anything but a potential salesman to the owner,…

  • Tagore sings

    There was once a talented little boy, Rabindranath Tagore, who was very beautiful to look at and also very smart. His father was rich and well respected; he owned vast plots of land…

  • A room for two

    One stormy night, an elderly man and his wife entered the lobby of a small hotel in Philadelphia. Trying to get out of the rain, the couple approached the front desk hoping…

  • A 10-cent idea

    Here is an interesting anecdote about an entrepreneur who built his fortunes by boldly pursuing an innovative idea. When young FW Woolworth was a store clerk, he tried to convince his boss…