National Geographic : 1929 Feb
Tothemanwhois35 Sand DISSATISFIED WE DELIBERATELY pass over a large pro portion of the readers of the National Geographic in order to address this page directly to men in their thirties. There is a powerful reason for this. The dissatisfied man of twenty-five is not usually in a difficult position. He has few responsibilities; he can move easily; he can take a chance. But from thirty-five to forty is the age of crisis. In these years a man either marks out the course which leads to definite advancement or settles into permanent unhappiness. There are thousands who see the years passing with a feeling close to desperation. They say: "I must make more money," but they have no plan for making more. "I am managing to scrape along now, but how in the world will I ever educate my children?" To men whose minds are constantly at work on such thoughts, this page is ad dressed. It is plain, blunt common sense. Let us get one thing straight at the very start We do not want you unless you want us. There is the dissatisfied man who will do something and the one who won't. We feel sorry for the latter, but we cannot afford to enrol him. We have a reputation for training men who earn large salaries and hold responsible positions. That reputation must be maintained. We can do much, but we can not make a man succeed who will not help himself. Now what can happen to a dissatisfied man who acts? We wish we could answer that question by letting you read the letters that come to us in every mail. Here is one, for example-from Victor F. Stine, of Hagerstown, Md.: "I was floundering around without a definite goal," he says, "and was seriously con sidering Civil Service appoint ment." (A Civil Service ap pointment means a few thou sand dollars a year for life.) "The study of your Course and Service was not a hard ship," he continues, "rather it was a real pleasure, because it is so practical and inspiring thruout." (The method of the Institute makes it practical and inspiring. You learn executive thinking by meeting executive problems and making executive decisions.) "Added self-con fidence and increased vision gained from your Course," says Mr. Stine, "enabled me to accept and discharge added responsibilities successfully." He is Secretary now of the organization in which he was then a dissatisfied cog. "Forging Ahead in Business" For a man like Mr. Stine we can achieve really great results. By learning, thru the Modern Business Course and Service, the necessary fundamental facts of business, he insures his success. His judgment, his value, increase. The closed roads open. The worries disappear. We attach a coupon to this ad vertisement. It is a little thing, but our experience proves that it sepa rates out of every hundred readers the few who can act. If you are one of these let us mail you that wonderful little book, "Forging Ahead in Business." For thousands it has turned dissatisfaction into immediate progress. To the ALEXANDER HAMILTON INSTITUTE, 761 Astor Place, New York City. (In Canada address Alexander Hamilton Institute, Ltd., C. P. R. Bldg., Toronto.) Send me the new revised edition of "Forging Ahead in Business," which includes a description of the new specialized Management Courses. Signature ................... ............. ........................... Please write plainly Business Address ...................................................... Business Position ...................................................... ALEXANDER HAMILTON INSTITUTE Moder Executive Training for Business Men Announcing Three New Management Courses The rapid developments in modern business have brought increasing demand for an extension of Institute service to executives. To meet this demand the Institute now offers three new Management Courses in addition to its regular Modern Business Course and Serv ice. These are a Course and Serv ice in: 1-Marketing Management 2-Production Management 3-Finance Management These new Courses are of particu lar interest to younger executives who want definite training in the management of the particular de partments of business in which they are now engaged. The details of this interesting de velopment in business training are included in the booklet which the coupon will bring you. Send for it.