“There is no substitute for hard work.”
inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the practical lightbulb, and pioneer of electric power
As soon as I graduated from Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Queens, in 1968, I moved to South Fallsburg in upstate New York, to attend Sullivan County Community College, which is part of the State University of New York. During the summer months, and when I wasn’t in class, I also worked part-time in Manhattan.
By this point, I understood the model: Spend little, earn more. Have the skills to earn myself more money. Know where to go to sell those skills. Educate myself. Learn people skills. Learn language skills.