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Story: Altering Your Perspective

Story: Altering Your Perspective

The American industrialist John D. Rockefeller once worked for just 50 cents a day as a bookkeeper in Cleveland, Ohio. As an investor, he rode out major national financial crises in 1857, 1873, 1907 and 1920. Where others saw catastrophe and chaos, the objective, unemotional Rockefeller saw valuable lessons and opportunities.

So much so, that by 1877, his perception and his nerve helped him corner “90% of the oil market.”


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"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." ~ Andy Warhol

Media strategist Ryan Holiday explains how contemporary people can utilize some venerable Stoic principles to turn obstacles into advantages.

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