Friday, January 20, 2012

How To Use Your Time


Thanks to my daughter-in-law Rachel for posting this reminder to me via e-mail. Rachel is an inspiration to me in very many ways. She's creative, spiritual, and never gives up on behalf of her family and her dreams. Follow her Food Fix blog (did I mention, she's an award-winning Chef?).

In 1923, Who Was....
  1. President of the largest steel and gas companies?
  2. President of the New York stock Exchange?
  3. Head of the world's largest monopoly?
  4. President of the First National Bank of NY?
  5. Great Bear of Wall Street? 
These  men were considered some of the world's most successful of their days.
Now, 88 years later, the history book asks us if we know what ultimately became of them.

The Answers: 
1. The president of the  largest steel company,
Charles Schwab..........lived his last years on borrowed money and left an insolvent estate.

2. The president of the largest gas company,
Edward Hopson..........went to jail for bilking investors and lived his last years in ill health and obscurity.

3. The president of the  NYSE,
Richard Whitney..........served time in Sing-Sing for embezzelment.

4. The head of the world's largest monopoly,
Ivar Krueger..........committed suicide.

5. Leon Fraser - The president of the First National Bank of NY.....Shot  himself.

6 The Great Bear of Wall  Street,
Cosabee Livermore..........also  committed suicide

However,  in that same year, 1923,  the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen. What became of  him?

He  played golf until he was 92,
Died in 1999 in Naples, FL, at the age of 97.
He was  financially secure at the time of his death. 

The  Moral:
Screw work.
Play golf.
 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the nod, Sharon! Love that post...makes you feel better about taking the time to relax and do something fun. xoxo Rachel

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