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Letters from a self-made merchant to his son

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Published by Grosset & Dunlap in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conduct of life

  • Edition Notes

    Statementbeing the letters written by John Graham, head of the house of Graham & company, pork-packers in Chicago, familiarly known on "change as "Old Gorgon Graham", to his son, Pierrepont, facetiously known to his intimates as "Piggy"
    The Physical Object
    Pagination312 p.
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22784221M
    LC Control Number14001015

    The only way to gratify a taste for scenery is to climb a mountain. It is an important piece of advice to remember because if you truly want to reach your potential you must be ready to learn from your mistakes. But your fool letter took all the snap out of our argument. But it never hurts to hear it again and the book is an easy read. Of course he claimed a raise again for effecting such a saving, and we just had to allow it. The first thing that any education ought to give a man is character, and the second thing is education.

    By Jchn Robert Gregg 2. I raised his salary without his asking for it this time, and put him out on the road to introduce a new product that we were making—beef extract. Much of the advice given by Graham to his son is, and would still be, sound, but the overbearing didactic tone of the father's voice in the letters is a bit straining. By Frank Ruther- ford. Pierrepont finds Cambridge to his liking, and has suggested that he take a post-graduate course to fill up some gaps which he has found in his education. Pierrepont has just become a member, in good and regular standing, of the Freshman class.

    Jim pretty nearly scared me to death that first year. By Hubert A. Pierrepont has been promoted to the position of traveling salesman for the house, and has started out on the road. By Sir A.


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Letters from a self-made merchant to his son book

The old man was mighty proud of[Pg ] Jim. Of course, I may be off in sizing this thing up, because it's a little out of my line. Edited by John Robert Gregg. Speaking of educated pigs, naturally calls to mind the case of old man Whitaker and his son, Stanley. The simplicity of that is scary because it causes people to do two things: To be afraid of failure and feel ashamed to discuss them.

A dirty shirt may hide a pure heart, but it seldom covers a clean skin. But a dollar is worth one hundred and six cents to a good business man, and he never spends the dollar. He was a mighty religious man, too, but he got to putting off saying his prayers until after he was in bed, and then he would[Pg ] keep passing them along until his mind was clear of worldly things, and in the end he would drop off to sleep without saying them at all.

The first candidate, a spoilt daughter of a vastly rich family is resolutely rejected by father Graham, as she would soon wreck the family. I simply mention these things in a general way. Pierrepont has suggested the grand tour as a proper finish to his education. It is all with the man.

He had a pretty good business when I first went with him, but he would keep putting off firing his bad clerks until they had lit out with the petty cash; and he would keep putting off raising the salaries of his good ones until his competitor had hired them away.

But on the other hand, that is the spot where a young man has the chance to show that he is not a light-weight. I never exactly refused to lend Charlie the capital he needed, but we generally compromised on half a dollar next morning, when he was in a hurry to make the store to keep from getting docked.

Pierrepont's orders are small and his expenses are large, so his father feels pessimistic over his prospects. There's still plenty of room at the top, but there isn't much anywheres else. I have noticed that you are inclined to be a little chesty and starchy around the office. None of those things tell anyone what type of person you are.

I didn't explain to Hank, because it was congratulations and not explanations that he wanted, and I make it a point to show a customer the line of goods that he's looking for. A manager needs an a. Net 1. Which is funny, because one of the letters is all about being brief with your words when you have something important to say.

Poverty never spoils a good man, but prosperity often does.

Life Lessons From A Self

There's never any limit to what a miner may be worth in those, except his imagination. You can catch a minnow with a worm, and a bass will take your minnow. I figured out that any fellow who had such a heavy stock of information on hand, ought to be able to job it out to good advantage, and so I got him[Pg ] a place teaching.

Bound in cloth. He broke out in a new place every day, and every time he broke out it cost the house money.Jun 28,  · Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Lorimer published in This book is a series of letters written by a successful entrepreneur, John.

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New York, Grosset & Dunlap []. Apr 13,  · Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by GEORGE HORACE LORIMER { RYAN HOLIDAY } his book is the preserved correspondence between Old Gorgon Graham, a self-made millionaire in Chicago, and his son who is coming of age and entering the family business.

The letters date back to the s but feel like they could have been written in any era. This is book is excellent. I found it for free on the Project Gutenberg website and I'm glad I downloaded it.

John Graham or "Old Gorgon Graham" was a self-made millionaire merchant for the House of Graham & Company in Chicago and this book contains letters he wrote to his son Pierrepont at certain stages of his son's life (college life, work life, marriage). The letters were primarily written /5().

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