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How to Succeed

or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,443 / 222 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: BF
Downloads: 9,628
Added to site: 2007.02.04
mnybks.net#: 15974
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
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's picture, who keeps his heart open that he may catch every noble impulse and everything which may inspire him, will be sure to live a successful life; there are no ifs or ands about it. If he has his health, nothing can keep him from success.

Zion's Herald says that Isaac Rich, who gave one million and three quarters to found Boston University of the Methodist Episcopal Church, began business thus: at eighteen he went from Cape Cod to Boston with three or four dollars in his possession, and looked about for something to do, rising early, walking far, observing closely, reflecting much. Soon he had an idea: he bought three bushels of oysters, hired a wheelbarrow, found a piece of board, bought six small plates, six iron forks, a three-cent pepper-box, and one or two other things. He was at the oyster-boat buying his oysters at three o'clock in the morning, wheeled them three miles, set up his board near a market, and began business. He sold out his oysters as fast as he could get them, at a g

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2008.11.16
gift
*****

very educative and interestin book

2008.04.24
Hemant
****.

very good book


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