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Do You Know Jimmy Wales?

asaratis

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This story has a special meaning to me. My father did not finish high school because he had to work to support his family members. He could not afford a college education and opted to learn by reading encyclopedias. He started with "S" because he wanted to learn about steam power.

He basically educated himself. Starting his own business in the 1930s with a ladder and a toolbox, he eventually became the sole proprietor of a large electric motor/generator rewinding business, a commercial electrical contracting and service business and an inventor holding several patents. Thanks to his self-education, insistence on providing quality work for a fair price and reinvesting profits into his business, he was able to give all of his children what he did not have...college educations, including graduate school diplomas.

 

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