Thursday, August 27, 2015

Forget work. Play golf.

In 1923, (long before any of us were born!)
Who Was 

1. President of the largest steel company?

2. President of the largest gas company? 


3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

4. Greatest wheat speculator? 


5. President of the Bank of International Settlement? 

6. Great Bear of Wall Street? 

These men were considered some of the worlds most successful 
of  their days.

Nowover 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know 
what ultimately became of them.
The Answers: 
1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab

died a pauper.

2. The president of the largest gas company
Edward Hopson, 
went insane. 
3. The president of the NYSE
Richard Whitney, 
was released from prison
to die at home. 
4. The greatest wheat speculator
Arthur Cooger
died abroad, penniless. 
5 The president 
of 
the Bank of International Settlement, 
shot himself. 
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street
Cosabee Livermore, 
also committed suicide. 

However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion 
and the winner of the most important golf tournament, 
the US Open, was 
Gene Sarazen.
What became of him? 

He played golf until he was 92died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death. 
The Moral:
Forget work. Play golf.

*Most of this is wrong but you can still forget work and play golf.

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