[Tig] from James Wicks - Learning the trade

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Mon Aug 6 03:09:51 BST 2012


     FAILURES…BUT NOT QUITE--After Fred Astaire`s first screen test, a 1933 memo from 
the MGM testing director said, "Can`t act.  Slightly bald.  
Can dance a little."  Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace
in his Beverly Hills home.
--A relatively unsuccessful marketer of restaurant equipment, 
he didn`t sell his first hamburger until age 52.  At a time when
many people prepare for retirement, Ray Kroc built 
McDonald`s from a handful of hamburger stands into the 
world`s largest food chain.
--When his older brother was killed during WWII, he first 
withdrew into a shell.  Then he began to listen to the radio to 
ease his pain.  Soon he was dreaming about hosting his own 
radio show.  That led Dick Clark to start American Bandstand.
--Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas.  He
also went bankrupt several times before he built Disney

 And we all know this is just the lemon next to the pie when it comes to people who've succeeded when told they "just weren't good enough".  When you have time, go check out Curtis Martin's acceptance speech after being inducted into the NFL hall of fame yesterday, but have a hankie ready.


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