From humble beginnings as the manager of a railroad station in small town Minnesota USA, the entrepreneurial spirit took him to the establishment of an EMPIRE!

Find out how he did it in 8 steps!





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Written by TheMemStore
4268 days ago

Always wonderful and inspiring to read about people who realized their goals and went above and beyond it. Great article! Thanks for posting!

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Written by alinisrael
4270 days ago

Yoni, the man was a msster at marketing. I remember well what a joy it was when the mailman delivered the Sears catalogue. Paging through it with the family and ordering was magical.

Unfortunately after his death things went askew. The stores stayed very conservative and were beaten by flashier competitors. His legacy however is strong and brilliantly portrayed in this fine article!

Alan



Written by yoni67
4270 days ago

Alan,

I have fleeting memories of the Sears Catalogue as a child. I guess today it has been supplanted by online shopping. In its time though it was probably the apex of shopping convenience and a master-stroke of advertising and marketing.

Quite a guy and quite a mind for business!

Yoni



Written by ronika
4270 days ago

So many success stories involve seizing opportunities in the face of significant obstacles (I imagine he had to raise money to buy the watches).

And of course he had a great moustache :)



Written by yoni67
4270 days ago

P.S. He took the watches with no money down with the agreement he would keep the profit. $5000 profit in 1880? Not too bad!

Yoni



Written by yoni67
4270 days ago

Ronika,

So many huge businesses have been built from the ground up by people who were given a tiny opportunity. I guess the strategy part is seeing the open door and walking through!

I too love the mustache!

Yoni



Written by lovedthisarticle!
4271 days ago

Yoni,

A great look at history. Thanks for a wonderful article!

Heidi K.



Written by yoni67
4271 days ago

Heidi,

Yet another post with origins on The History Channel. Gotta love cable tv...always an idea to blog about!

Thanks for reading,

Yoni



Written by [email protected]
4271 days ago

Very inspiring. Tremendous job!



Written by yoni67
4270 days ago

Thank you Ben!

Yoni



Written by businessavante
4271 days ago

Just think, Yoni, if he had the Hooterville-Pixley route he'd have never made it!

businessavante



Written by yoni67
4270 days ago

Duncan,

He probably would have found a way to make it. Guys with that spirit succeed no matter what.

Yoni

P.S. "Hooterville?" Heh-heh!



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