National Geographic : 1916 Apr
The $100,000 Man Who Went to School Again HIS is an inspiring story of a big minded business man. Some men re gret that their training in business is not complete. Some men never even realize it. This man realized it, but he did no re gretting. Despite his wide experience, despite his huge income, he left his busi ness for a year while he learned the funda- mental principles that were back of his income and back of his experience, so he could control them. The problems he had to solve in his business were far more complicated than those listed below. If any man cannot answer them, however, he should let the story of this business genius sink in. By comparison of a series of financial statements, can you tell whether the business is going as it should, and then put your fin ger on the weakness or0 strength shown............. " Can you build up a safe. yet efficient, series of collection 0 letters .................... Can you answer a letter of complaint so as to satisfy the complainant and yet preserve 2 the firm's prestige.......... Do you know how to satisfy a bank as to your deserving a 2 loan .. .................. Do you know why most inex perienced promoters fail in try ing to raise money for a new business, and how to avoid 2 their mistakes.............. Do you know what facts to get in order to figure the percentage of its sales that a business can 2 afford to spend for advertising Many Big Men Doing the Same The brainiest men in America today are doing what he did, for exactly the same reason he did it. The only difference is that they do not now have to leave their business as this man did. Instead, the Alexander Hamilton Institute now brings this business training right to their desks or to their home reading tables. The Advisory Council Judge E. H. Gary, Chairman of the U. S. Steel Corporation; Frank A. Vanderlip, President of the National City Bank; John Hays Hammond, the great engineer; Joseph French Johnson, Dean of the New York University School of Commerce, and Jeremiah W. Jenks, the statistician and econo mist, compose the Advisory Council. The motives that prompted more than 35,000 men to this action, how they are profiting by it and how you can profit-are explained in the free book, "Forging Ahead in Business." To get it, clip the coupon below. How Men Make Good Over 35,000 men in all have enrolled. What our Modern Business Course and Service has done for its subscribers will probably never be known in its entirety. But daily there filter into the headquar ters in New York many intensely human stories, showing how men are helped. One day you hear of a brilliant lad of twenty-two, in a big New York bank, rising to a $9,500 job and giving credit to the In stitute for his success. The next day a factory manager writes that the Course has just helped him save his firm $7,000 a year, and that "a fair slice" of this went to increase his salary. The next day a man in a Western concern tells how he saved the firm $37,000 a year by one suggestion, and what happened then to his salary. These are only typical cases. There are literally hundreds of them described in the 128-page book, "Forging Ahead in Business." ALEXANDER HAMILTON INSTITUTE 165 Astor Place New York City SSend me "Forging Ahead in Business" L - FREE /7 Name ................. ............. SBusiness Address............................ Business Position ............................ "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."