A Better Day's Work at a Less Cost of Time, Work, and Worry to the Man at the Desk

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Burroughs Adding Machine Company, 1910 - Calculators - 192 pages
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Page 167 - Key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time; for that's the stuff Life is made of, as Poor Richard says.
Page 6 - Given certain factors, and a sound brain should always evolve the same fixed product with the certainty of Babbage's calculating machine. — What a satire, by the way, is that machine on the mere mathematician! A Frankenstein monster, a thing without brains and without heart, too stupid to make a blunder ; that turns out formulae like a cornsheller, and never grows any wiser or better, though it grind a thousand bushels of them ! I have an immense respect for a man of talents plug
Page 79 - The best rule for success in life that I have ever found is to do a little more than is expected of you." "Whatever your position in life may be, whether in an office, factory, store, or workshop, do a little more than is expected of you, and you will never be overlooked, be the establishment large or smal1.
Page 75 - A readiness in calculation gives a man great advantages over his less experienced neighbor ; and many a man has brought his fish to a bad market from inability to calculate quickly and accurately. To attain the habit of quick calculation without the aid of a slate and pencil, Dr. Alcott recommends that the learner seize on " every circumstance which occurs in his reading, where reckoning is required, and, if possible, stop at once and compute it. Or, if not, let the place be marked, and, at...
Page 19 - The world bestows its big prizes, both in money and honors, for but one thing. And that is Initiative. What is Initiative? I'll tell you: It is doing the right thing without being told.
Page 75 - Some manifest this habit at an earlier age than others, and apparently exercise it with less difficulty ; but any one with attention may acquire it.
Page 31 - His drawings were on metal plates that would not stretch nor shrink by the fraction of a hair. He worked with hardened tools ground to a point, and when he struck a center or drew a line, he did it under a microscope.
Page 9 - And the father hud grown, in conducting his affairs, sternly accurate in his very emotions. There is something in numerals, in the process of calculation, extremely frosty and petrifying to a man. The faculty of a college always give the first honor of a graduating class to the best mathematician. Very wisely ; he is the man, in most colleges, who delivers the Latin or Greek salutatory on Commencement-day ; he attains the first honor, but the process thereto freezes...
Page 15 - IN every branch of science our knowledge increases as the power of measurement becomes improved...
Page 161 - CUTS $10.00 being posted as 00.10), $1.18 as $1.81, or 59 cents as 95 cents, but few of us have ever considered the possibility of the transformation of 6453 into 3456. A difference divisible by 9 infers a transposition. That such a difference does not necessarily indicate this class of error may be illustrated by the example of posting $10.90 as $10, being an omission of goc. In this cas-; the book-keeper would probably waste considerable time looking for $1 posted as loc, $5.40 as $4.50, etc. This...

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