Monday, June 5, 2023

the one commodity....................

 I dwell on this because I am a little disappointed that you should have made such a mistake in sizing up Milligan.  He isn't the brightest man in the office, but he is loyal to me and to the house, and when you have been in business as long as I have you will be inclined to put a pretty high value on loyalty.  It is the one commodity that hasn't any market value, and it's the one that you can't pay too much for.  You can trust any number of men with your money, but mighty few with your reputation.  Half the men who are with the house on pay day are against it the other six.

-George H. Lorimer, Letters From a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

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