Common Sense Volume 4-5

Common Sense Volume 4-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...for just one or two of Mr. Pearson's personal idiosyncrasies. He is a worker, and he believes firmly in the old maxim, that if you want a thing done properly, you must do it yourself! When the Express was being brought out, he worked from ten in the morning until seven o'clock the following morning. He worked in every department, even going down to the machines, and, with coat off, working there. Moreover, during the first six months of the paper's existence, he reached the office at mid-day each morning, and left it at three or four the following morning. Indeed, Mr. Pearson's boundless energy is one of the secrets of his success. Another of his characteristics is1 a regard for the value of time. Everything in his office is arranged with a view to expedition, and he has a most remarkable gift for getting rid of a visitor as soon as his business is completed, the daring intruder, who would perhaps like to enjoy a lew minutes' gossip, findiag himself outside the door almost before he knows what has happened. Speaking of his offices, Mr. Stead, in the Review of Reviews, relates an anecdote which is worth repeating. "What on earth is that noise?" I asked. "'Have you a rolling platform upstairs?" "No," said Mr. Pearson. "I planned the whole building, arranged everything for purposes of speed and rapidity of production, and, sacrificing everything to that, I established the linotypes immediately over my own room. I never dreamed of the result, but you can hear what it means." "You get accustomed to it," added Mr. Pearson, cheerfully, with the philosophy of the eel that gets used to being skinned. "I don't hear the noise myself, but new-comers always notice it." As for his hobbies and...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568540
  • 9781236568540