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The Mary Kay Ash Story

Excerpt from:ÔÇ¿The Best Way Out is Always Through, ÔÇ¿by BJ Gallagher

Mary Kay Ash banged her head on the corporate glass ceiling one too many times.  Working for several direct sales companies from the 1930's until the early 1960's, she achieved considerable success.  She climbed the corporate ladder to become the sole woman on the board of directors of the World Gift Company - quite an accomplishment for a woman in the 1950's.

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The True Story of Tupper and Tupperware


By a two-step process of invention, Earl S. Tupper created one of the most practical items of Americana to date: the airtight plastic food container that still bears his name.

Earl Silas Tupper was born on a farm in New Hampshire in 1907. As a boy, he applied his native creativity to building devices that made work around the family's farm and greenhouses easier. In fact, he earned a patent for a frame used to dress chickens for sale. The young Tupper also showed a talent for salesmanship: he increased his family's income by selling poultry and produce door to door rather than from a stand or at the market.

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Joe’s Headaches

Humorous salesman story

The doctor said, “Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition which causes your testicles to press on your spine, and the pressure creates one hell of a headache.” The only way to …

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