Jan 17, 2014

Business Do’s and Don’ts for 2013

Motivational speakers come and go, and much of what today’s “gurus” claim as truth is gone and forgotten as soon as the next guru comes along. A few speakers, though, speak truth so universal that their speeches are heard over and over, fresh to each new generation. One such speech is known as “Acres of Diamonds,” written by Russell Conwell, the founder of Philadelphia’s Temple University, and delivered by him hundreds of times between 1900 and 1925.

In his speech, Conwell tells several stories, all with the same theme: A landowner, seeking riches, sells his property for a pittance and goes off in search of great wealth. When all their money is spent through futile searching, each dies broken and penniless. The irony in each story is that the land sold by the wealth-seekers already contained what they were looking for: The diamond-seeker sold what turned out to be Africa’s Golconda diamond mine, one of the world’s richest. The gold-seeker sold his land to Col. Sutter, on whose land the gold was discovered that started the California Gold Rush. Oil was discovered flowing freely on the land of the Pennsylvania farmer who sold his farm and ventured out to strike it rich in the oil fields of Texas. Read More

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