Cadwallader C. Washburn was born on April 22, 1818, on a small farm in Livermore, Maine. (Service) He was raised as the middle child of ten children, seven of which being boys. Having the family library located near his home, Cadwallader was fairly well educated and well-read for his time. Knowing that he, as the middle child, would not receive the family farm, Washburn decided to leave home shortly after he turned eighteen. Washburn worked several odd- jobs including: teacher, store clerk, and survey manager.
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. Ben was the 15th child there were nine brothers and seven sisters. His father wanted him to be a ministry of a church but instead he went to a grammar school. Later at age ten Ben was taken out of grammar school and started to work in his family 's candle and soap shop. At age twelve ben took a job as an apprentice at his brother 's printing shop.
He allowed the world to his knowledge, experience, and failures but it’s these monumental events that has landed him a spot in America’s long- lasting history. William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts .DuBois grew up only knowing the influence of his mother, he didn’t have much of a father around being that his father passed away when he was younger. To help his mother he worked in a factory after school to bring in extra income. Despite working he maintained high grades and remained top of his class and also found time to publish his first story in the community newspaper. When DuBois turned 15 he become the first African American to graduate from Great Barrington High.
Having a time and attendance system to keep time is important. In 1888, Willard Bundy invented the time clock, but since that time, time clocks have not changed much. That is, until recently when MinuteHound brought their fingerprint time and attendance system to revolutionize the time clock industry. Wouldn 't it be great if you could know exactly where people are at all times? On average, businesses in the United States pay around $3.7 trillion on their payroll each year.
It’s 1936, the middle of the Great Depression, in a small town in Kansas called Kiowa. The Vondracek’s are working tirelessly to scrape up every cent they can make to keep the family farm afloat. The youngest, Bob, my grandfather, works on and off the family farm while attending school. During the Great Depression, my grandfather learned skills about managing, making and saving money that he would pass on from generation to generation. My grandfather started from nothing, but by working hard and saving every dollar in the most unique way, he built a stable life for his children and his children’s
Jefferson Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Christian County Kentucky. He was the tenth child of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook Davis. He was heavily influenced by oldest brother Joseph who made sure that he had a good education. He attended a state college in Kentucky before enrolling in the U.S. Military academy at West Point in 1824. He performed only adequately in school but came out 23rd in his class in 1828.
Andrew Carnegie was born November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He had little formal education and grew up in a family that believed in the importance of books and learning. Carnegie grew up to be one of the wealthiest businessmen in America. http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-carnegie-9238756#synopsis Carnegie started work as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He accumulated further wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American enterprise in Europe.
I held interviews and hired over twenty associates for the season, my team and I completely revamped the stock room. We did everything, from the front door to the back door. I worked 70-80-hour work weeks for almost three weeks, to get the store ready for the season and for a regional visit. Well, when my boss came in she was amazed at the progress. My Regional Manager came in a few hours later and had nothing positive to say.
Where one grows up can significantly impact one’s life in the long run. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California to Olive Hamilton and John Ernst Steinbeck. The third of four children, he was expected to do the same chores as his older sisters Elizabeth Ainsworth and Esther Rodgers, and younger sister Mary Dekker. He had a comfortable childhood with his mother, a retired school teacher, and his father, a manager at a local flour mill. Even so he had some challenges.
At 16, he became an assistant bookkeeper (biography.com). In 1859, he and a business partner established a commission firm that worked with meat, grains, hay, etc (biography.com). The firm shut down after just 1 year in business but Rockefeller and his partner had made about $450,000 (biography.com). After that, he found a fantastic opportunity in the newly created oil business