From Rags to Riches
—The Story of Edwin C. Barnes
Regardless of your current position in life, it is your birthright to be successful. All you need is know-how and aspiration, and there is no better teacher than Edwin C. Barnes. Starting with nothing but a strong desire, Mr. Barnes became one of Thomas Edison's most valued, most successful, and wealthiest salespersons. In this article, you will learn how Barnes set himself apart from the pack at the Edison empire and how he turned laughter directed at him into millions of dollars. Learn from Edison's champion, and you too can make big things happen.
Fire at the Richmond Theatre
—A Story of Tragedy and Heroism
The day after Christmas in 1811 left a permenant mark in the annals of theatrical history. During an evening performance at the Richmond Theatre, a fire caught and spread rapidly. Within minutes the building was in a sheet of flames, and dozens of playgoers fell victim to one of the most devestating fires in American history. This article reflects upon this terrible tragedy, and it brings back to life a few of the heroes who put their own lives at risk to help save others. There are many potent lessons brought forth in this remarkable story, and a study of them may very well strengthen your character and cultivate your core virtues.