My family taught me that hard work pays off in the right time. I never understood those words and I still trying to figure out what that phrase really means. Everyone works hard for some reason like family, dreams, and goals in life. My father is a hard working man, and he works for his family. Furthermore, in the short story of “Shout” made me remember about the first job that my dad got in the United States.
As he grew older, he was very helpful to Tom Scott’s business in the railroads, which is why Tom Scott was helpful towards Carnegie’s business as it first began. One day, because of John D. Rockefeller, Tom Scott’s business ended; this happened after the St.Louis Bridge was built. Carnegie had started his steel business from the idea he had when he built the
Although Nick comes from a wealthy family, he works hard at his job as a bonds salesman. Early in the book, we learn how adaptable Nick Carraway is. “The practical thing was to find rooms in the city, but it was a warm season, and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man from the office suggested we take a house together in a commuting town, it sounded like a great idea” (1.3). By taking the suggestion of his coworker to live somewhere other than what he had planned, Nick shows adaptability. Throughout the book, Nick changes his plans.
The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Made Him a Hero “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” Andrew Carnegie believes that if you are fortunate enough to make a lot of money you should also be smart enough to give it back to your community and peers. Carnegie was a self-made man who was born in an attic of a little cottage in Scotland. When Carnegie was twelve he and his family packed up and moved to Pittsburgh. That is when he got his first job as a bobbin boy in a textile mill. He made about 1.20 per week so he later quit that job and found a new one decoding the dot-dot dash-dash messages in a railroad station.
Here is another one of those helpful characters, Mr. Ballard. Mr. Ballard is the boss of Ballard Paper Mill in Okay for Now and he is also one of Doug's close friends. The first time that Doug met Mr. Ballard is when Mr. Ballard came to Doug's house because Doug's dad is Mr. Ballads employee. One of the first times that Mr. Ballard helps Doug is in the Ballard Paper Mill family picnic. Mr. Ballard helps Doug by winning the events trivia contest.
Oskar Schindler used the Nazi party to save many people. To begin with, he got a factory, for a low price, to start a business. As proof, “In 1939, Schindler acquired an enamelware factory in Poland…” (Pompilio 1). When he bought this factory he did not realize that he would save people’s lives. Additionally, Jews were lucky to be hired to work in his factory.
He had a very interesting childhood, had many accomplishments, and even discovered a new group of islands that are connected to South America. Christopher Columbus had a fascinating childhood that helped him become a world traveler. He was born in Genoa, Italy during 1451. His father was a wool merchant and didn’t earn much money, so Christopher Columbus started working at a young age. When he was a teenager, he got a job offer to work on a
In the novel ‘’The Alchemist’’ written by Paulo Coelho an interesting story with many characters such as Santiago a shepard from andalusian, the Englishman a person with experience, The merchant (gives Santiago a job after being robbed, melchizedek (The king) of salem, and Fatima a beautiful girl from the oasis with a touch of true love. In the place ‘’Call to Adventure’’ novel introduces Santiago starting out with coins as his first step given from his father. In the quote ‘’People learn, early in their lives what is their reasons for being’’(24). Santiago’s reaction was very pleasant because he had received a gift from someone important which was his father that gives Santiago coins that allowed Santiago to start off his life. The coins that Santiago had in his hands he had a effect of thinking to buy a sheep so he had to explore through the villages and collect more money with the wool the sheep supplied him with.
“ He’d carve notches on our stick with his knife. At the end of the month, my father paid him for the number of notches on the stick” (128). Baba is used to everyone knowing him and seeing him as this great inspiring figure. While Baba didn't mind moving to America to give Amir a better life in the process he lost his almost god-like status. It is difficult to balance your old world traditions and new world traditions.
“To try to make the world in some way better than you found it is to have a noble motive in life.” This quote by Andrew Carnegie is a an accurate summary of the way Carnegie strived to live his life. Carnegie’s story began in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835, when he was born to lowly weaver Will Carnegie and his wife Margaret(“Andrew Carnegie: Pioneer.”). When Carnegie was thirteen years old, his family along with five-year-old Tom Carnegie, sold much of their belongings and sailed to America specifically Allegheny, PA. Will obtained ownership of a relative’s weaving shp after moving into the two rooms above it. Sadly, the business soon failed, puting the Carnegies in need of money once again(“Andrew Carnegie: Pioneer.”). Andrew soon joined
Adam Braun learned his toughness from his father and gained his tenacity from the stories of his grandparents who had survived the Holocaust and fled to America. Adam relied on these characteristics when he struggled to hold down a well-paying job on Wall Street that promised him a bright future while pursuing his dream of helping poor children in developing countries who had little hope for the future.
Dwight was just a year and half old when his family moved backed to Abilene, Kansas, for his farther David could take a better job. Dwight had a nicknamed”Ike” to tell apart from his Big his brother Edgar. Dwight created happy memories in Abilene as he would carry thought out his life. After high school, Dwight worked at the Belle Springs Creamery with his father and Uncle, the money he earned helped pay for some of Edgar college expenses. In 1911, Dwight scheduled an appointment at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, where later he played football for them and was a huge star on the team until a knee injury ended his hopes.
He was paid a low wage of $1.20 per week. Carnegie slowly moved his way up with jobs and soon he got a job in a sleeping car company. This led to Carnegie’s early success in the railroad business. During the Civil War, Carnegie invested in oil, worked in transportation for the U.S. War Department and became interested in the steel and iron business. When the Civil War ended, he focused more on the steel business and decided to pursue a career in the
As we age and experience life our personalities change and we either become jaded or we learn from our experiences and make ourselves into a better person. The latter is how Benjamin Franklin approached his life. Franklin went from a poor boy barely scraping by to a wealthy man of privilege who used his wealth and status to help others, to continue to learn and develop a massive ego. Benjamin Franklin grew up one of seventeen children in Boston, New England. As a young child his father groomed him to become minster however his inability to grasp mathematics caused him to be removed from school and he became an indentured apprentice to his older brother as a printer.
He made so much money with his paper route that he eventually became the “breadwinner” of the house. At the start of World War II, Truett and his brother served in the army and when they returned in 1946, he furthered his dream in business by opening a small restaurant named the Dwarf Grill. Once the business aspect of his life was doing well he decided to focus a little more on his love life.