In the article, Birds and Bees, No Let’s Talk about Dollars and Cents, by Ben Stein, he successfully makes his point to inform his son that he needs self discipline to create human and financial capital to have a more stable life. The young boy has been living large his whole life and his father wants to help him keep it going by having self-discipline to make smart decisions so he doesn’t live in fear and insecurity. Ben Stein uses many anecdotes to get the point across to his son and the readers of the New York Times that people are capable of coming from nothing and turning into something with the willpower to make smart choices. With the use of anecdotes and repetition all throughout the letter, it allows Stein to utilize logos, pathos,
"The Pursuit of Happyness" is a biographical movie based on the true life of the entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s struggle to create a better life for him and his son despite he faced a lot of hardship such as financial pressure and being homeless. However, due to his perseverance and determination, and also the feeling of love and trust from his son, he overcame the obstacles he endured and became a self-made millionaire who owned a brokerage firm. The theme of the movie is defining happiness. It is about the journey and understanding Chris Gardner went through in pursuing the true meanings of happiness. The movie defines the true meanings of happiness for Chris Gardner at the moment his eyes were filled with tears of joy, when all his hard work
Morgan never really had the rags to riches story, and that is what sets him apart from the other Industrial titans. Junius Spencer Morgan had high expectations from his son and started training him at an early age. J.P. Morgan’s first job was at his father’s bank Peabody, Morgan, and Co. (Terell, 2014). From childhood to adulthood, Morgan had to deal with scrutiny on how he used wealth. J.P. Morgan overcame obstacles during his life through his childhood, his help during the progression of the Industrial Era, his surpassing of enemies, and his unwanted involvement in “trust
He is in a constant battle between personal gain and the yearning for his father 's approval. In this book, Kevin started off as a straight-A, hardworking MIT student. He always did everything the “right” way, or the way his father would have wanted him to. Kevin’s life at MIT consisted of “test tubes and swimming” (Mezrich 35). Not far into the novel, Kevin is presented with
His boss, Howard just inherited the company from his father and became the boss of the company without making much effort. This is a contradiction to the American dream which says that everyone has the same opportunities to success and that by working hard, you achieve success. But Arthur Miller shows us with his play that this concept is wrong. There many people like Willy who worked hard their entire life; but are still at the bottom of society. Willy had been left behind by his father who died when he was young.
When he goes off to a camp he tries to become the best warrior there can be “Kunta’s legs soon began to hurt- but not as soon or as badly they would have if he had not learned the manner of loose striding taught him by his father on their trip to the village of Janneh and Saloum. It pleased him to think that the other boy’s legs were hurting more than his” (pg. 120). The quote shows how even before this stage on his life his father has been training him and he is determined to do good by his father. This is similar tooo George when he finds his love for cockfighting.
In the most crucial and hardest time to transform Alibaba from a small enterprise to a company with standardized-management and catering more and more customers, Jack thought talents with best educational background and theoretical skills were the most vital role in his company. With this point of view, Jack told 18 initial team members who founded the company with him that the highest positions they could reach would be managers. As for the Senior Executive positions, talents who are well-educated and were hired from external would be the suitable ones. After years, most of the 18 initial members quit Alibaba for various reasons and Jack Ma found later that, those whom he ignored and even fired were the one with capabilities to become the suitable people for higher managerial positions. With the experience from this mistake, Jack changed a lot and this is one of the original of his transformational leadership style - he believes in two principles: attitude or passion are more valuable than capabilities, and decision and strategy are more crucial to the company than
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini shows the significant effect on relationships between sons and their father figures. The two main father-son relationships in the novel are between Amir, Hassan, and their fathers. Many of the significant events that shape the novel, such as the incident in the alley, as well as the personality and nature of Amir and Hassan, revolve around the influence of their father figures. Amir had been seeking for Baba’s affection from the moment he was born. In fact, his first word was Baba, which indicates how much Amir had longed for Baba’s love and attention.
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States. Calvin spent time with his father as a young boy and this I believe had a profound effect on Coolidge and his political views. From his father’s experience, Coolidge later wrote, “ I came to have a good working knowledge of the practical side of government. Understood that it consisted of restraints which the people had imposed upon themselves in order to promote the common welfare”(1). The stories that survive from Coolidge his upbringing paint a picture of a spry and clever lad with the core profound seriousness.
Gatsby’s hard work is evident in the efforts he puts into working for Dan Cody, his service in World War I, his work in remedial jobs such as clamming and almost as a janitor, and his brief time spent at Oxford University. Nick’s encounter with Gatsby’s father after Gatsby’s death further demonstrates the effort Gatsby puts into planning his journey of self-improvement by setting a daily schedule of studying, working, exercising and “[practicing] the art of elocution, poise and how to attain it”. Per the American Dream, this would result in his success, however Gatsby does not receive Dan Cody’s inheritance, drops out of Oxford, and only achieves wealth after resorting to illegal business and bootlegging. Gatsby’s character displays how the American Dream is corrupted through lack of morals leading to wealth, while honest hard work does not. This is better portrayed in the novel, which describes Gatsby’s journal of self-establishment in detail – such as Gatsby’s “schedule” – that is not evident in the film.