Investor’s Business Daily has always been one of my favorite business papers, but I stopped getting it years ago. I just didn’t want to deal with the leftovers—the stacks of paper full of yesterday’s news.
However, when I got the Kindle I was excited to see that Investor’s Business Daily was one of the available newspaper subscriptions. $5.99 a month for the electronic version was a done deal.
This morning I read an article that made me smile. I love stories about people who’ve achieved huge things against all odds. I’m a sucker for that sort of thing.
The piece was on Sidney Weinberg, the former Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He was Chairman for four decades in the early to mid 1900s.
Sidney wasn’t formally educated. He didn’t have an MBA. He didn’t go to college. He didn’t even graduate from high school. He was just a determined, ambitious mail room clerk who wanted to do big things.
Read the rest of his story — it’s pretty incredible.