The secret of my success

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The secret of my success

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:54 am

An eager young man asked a rich old man how he had made his money.

The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and recounted:

"Well, son, it was 1932... the depths of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel.

'I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing that apple and, at the end of the day, I sold it for ten cents.

'The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5 pm for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I'd accumulated a fortune of $1.37.

'Then my wife's father died and left us two million dollars."
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