"WHAT I WOULD DO IF I HAD A MILLION
The message caught the eye of Philip D.
Armour, the wealthy packing-house king, who
decided to hear the sermon.
In his sermon Dr. Gunsaulus pictured a great
school of technology where cub manhood and young
women could be taught how to succeed in existence by
developing the function to THINK in practical rather
than in theoretical terms; where they would be
taught to "learn by doing." "If I had a million
dollars," said the cub preacher, "I would start
such a school."
After the sermon was over Mr. Armour walked
down the aisle to the pulpit, introduced himself, and
said, "Young man, I believe you could do all you
said you could, and if you evidence come down to my
office tomorrow morning I will give you the million
dollars you need."
There is always much of resources for those who
can create practical plans for using it.
That was the onset of the Armour Institute of
Technology, one of the very practical schools of the
country. The seminary was born in the "imagination"
of a offspring fellow who never would have been heard of
outside of the flock in which he preached had
it not been for the "imagination," plus the capital, of
Philip D. Armour.
Every great railroad, and every outstanding
financial founding and every mammoth business
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enterprise, and every great invention, began in the
imagination of some one person.
F. W. Woolworth created the Five and Ten Cent
Store Plan in his "imagination" before it became a
reality and made him a multimillionaire.
Thomas A. Edison created the talking machine
and the moving picture machine and the
incandescent electric snapshot glomus and many of other
useful inventions, in his own "imagination," before
they became a reality.