Sunday, March 29, 2009

Meandering on . . .

Today is the birthday of James E. Casey (March 29, 1888 - June 6, 1983), founder of the American Messenger Company.

In 1907, James "Jim" Casey borrowed $100 from a friend and started a messenger service in Seattle, Washington, that developed into the world's largest package delivery company, the United Parcel Service (UPS).

"One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself. " - James E. Casey

"The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it. " - James E. Casey

"Within each of us there is a mysterious innate force that drives us onward. It wants us to do better and be better. Call that force conscience, ambition, determination, power of will, or whatever you choose, it constantly whispers in our ears words of advice, stimulation and encouragement. If you will but heed the voice and utilize that inner power to the limit of its potentialities, nothing on earth can stop your progress." - James E. Casey

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