National Geographic : 1929 May
To men nearing 40 with said, I thi nothing definite in sight much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was 40 years old. I invested in my self--in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself." Mr. Ford had nothing at 40-except more knowledge than his competitors. At 50 he was one of the richest men in the world. The men who make their money after 40 are those who have learned to do business quicker, with a surer touch, a sounder judgment. A large per centage of these men have, at some time, written their names on the lists of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. Does this mean that they have read through completely the great business library of Institute texts? Does it mean that they have fol lowed every lecture? Probably not. What it means is this. A man says to himself: 1. "If I can get one really good new idea a month I shall have twelve advantages a year over my competitors." 2. Or, "These Institute vol umes are the boiled-down es sence of thousands of volumes. By giving me a quick answer to problems they will help me to move faster than my competitors." Announcing Three New Management Courses The rapid developments in modern busi ness have brought increasing demands for an extension of Institute service. To meet this demand the Institute now offers three new Management Courses in addition to its regular Mod ern Business Course and Service. These are a Course and Service in: 1-Marketing Management 2-Production Management 3-Finance Management These new Courses are of particular interest to younger executives who want definite training in the management of the particular departments of business in which they are now engaged. The details of this interesting devel opment in business training are included in the booklet which the coupon will bring you. 3. Or, "Until now I have re lied mostly on my youth and energy. From now on I must rely more on my judgment. I can enroll myself in a partner ship with the Institute for a cost of a few cents a day." With men who are approach ing 40, and whose minds are working along these lines, the officers of the Institute would like to engage in correspondence. Perhaps the best way to begin is to clip the coupon and read the stimulating little book which it will bring. But if you prefer to write more at length, giving your personal problem in detail, your letter will receive the personal and confidential attention of the executive vice-president. Forty is a turning-point. Either a man feels himself in a blind al ley and gets discouraged, or he gets his second wind. He finds that it is possible-by a very easy in vestment of time and money to equip himself to do more busi ness, quicker business and sounder business than his competitors. Such men, like Henry Ford, make their fortunes in the forties. Our files contain the names of hundreds of such men. We invite you to let us write you more fully. ALEXANDER HAMILTON INSTITUTE Executive Trainingfor Business Men To the Alexander Hamilton Institute, 832 Astor Place, New York City. (In Canada address Alexander Hamilton Institute, Ltd., C. P . R . Building, Toronto.) Send me the latest edition of "Forging Ahead in Business," which includes a descrip tion of the new Management Courses. NAME . BUSINESS A DDRESS ......................................................... BUSINESS POSITION ........................................................