On Friday I visited the Andrew Carnegie BIrthplace Museum in Dunfermline...I was so impressed with the place, the organisation of it and the range of display....I saw the room he was born in, the bed he slept in and the humble beginning for Scotland's greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist.
I read about his great philosophy on success and committed myself to again study his life...here is an speech he gave to Students
Andrew Carnegie Address to Students of the Curry Commercial College, Pittsburg, June 23, 1885.
It is well that young men should begin at the beginning and occupy the most subordinate positions.
Many of the leading business men of Pittsburg had a serious responsibility thrust upon them at the
very threshold of their career. They were introduced to the broom, and spent the first hours of their
business lives sweeping out the office.
I notice we have janitors and janitresses now in offices, and our young men unfortunately miss that salutary branch of a business education. But if by chance the professional sweeper is absent any morning the boy who has the genius of the future partner in him will not hesitate to try his hand at the broom.