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Did you know who in 1923 was: 

  1.President of the largest steel company? 
  2.President of the largest gas company? 
  3.President of the New York Stock Exchange? 
  4.Greatest wheat speculator? 
  5.President of the Bank of International Settlement? 
  6.Great Bear of Wall Street? 

These men should have been considered some of the world's
most successful men. At least they found the secret of making
money. Now more than 55 years later, do you know what has
become of these men? 

  1.The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab,
    died a pauper. 
  2.The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is insane. 
  3.The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released
    from prison to die at home. 
  4.The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless. 
  5.The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself. 
  6.The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of suicide. 

The same year, 1923, the winner of the most important golf championship,
Gene Sarazan, won the U.S. Open and PGA Tournaments. Today he is still
playing golf and is solvent.

Conclusion: Stop worrying about business and start playing golf 

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   Women ! Who can figure 'em out ? Now that the kids are grown and gone,
   my wife sez she needs more "outside interests". I thought I'd surprise
   her and presented her with a brand new fancy lawn mower, just the
   other day.
   
   Now, she's mad with me.


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Microsoft Corp. dismissed an anti-virus company's claim that
versions of Internet Explorer 3.0 and above possess another
hole in security by calling the feature in question a "design
thing, not a bug." 

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