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In 1923, Who Was

In 1923, 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.

Now, 88 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 winner of the worlds most important road race,
The Isle of Man T.T.,
Was

Stanley Woods.

What became of him?


He won 10 T.T. Races between 1923 and 1939,
He lived on the Isle of Man and rode motorcycles all his life. He lapped the island circuit at 82 mph in 1957 (The Golden Jubilee) aged 54
He was a wealthy man when he died aged 90.

The Moral:


**** WORK.
Ride motorcycles!!
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There's a model to live by. Thanks for setting the priorities straight again, kiwi!

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thanks for that... perspective is everything-
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Great perspective that I can relate to, being a minimalist in both possessions and income. Riding motorcycles has been a lifelong pleasure for me, there never was a danger of me becoming a captain of industry or banking.

Invader> I had that TT recording on vinyl the year that it came out! We always listened to it at full volume on the "stereo"! Thanks for the memories.

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