"If you must pass through a desert to reach the smiling land of plenty, set forth bravely, and the hard journey across the waste places shall give strength to your feet. We derive benefit from the things we do not like and do nevertheless because they have to be done … and done—all the more conscientiously—because we do not like them. Necessity teaches patience and obedience."
Helen Keller, "An Apology for Going to College," 1905
May Helen Keller rest in peace and be thanked for these insights, and may you also learn patience and obedience. …
As Miss Keller wrote, they come from facing and overcoming "hard journeys."
Peter E. Greulich
Pete has been studying IBM and early American corporate history since his retirement in 2011. These are his thoughts and musings, and of those whose biographies he has read with links to articles and book reviews on this website.