Can't Take It With You: The Art of Making and Giving Money by Lewis B. Cullman

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By Lewis B. Cullman

What a big tale! What a massive existence! What a big contribution to society! What a big guy! definitely, Mr. Cullman can say he has "lived" his lifestyles and it isn't over but. This publication is a needs to learn for the up and coming entreprenuer, the social philanthropist and people sitting on hundreds of thousands, thousands or even billions they, nor their households or generations to return may perhaps ever spend. I salute Mr. Cullman for growing the trail and never following a path in his generosity, philosophy and enterprise acumen.

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In fact, it had occurred to me that escaping the confines of Hotchkiss for a long weekend and rooting for Yale at Palmer Stadium in Princeton on a beautiful late fall afternoon might be the perfect solace for my ruined front tooth. ) • 38 • Marching to New Haven I’m not sure how the Duke knew, but Yale games were a huge deal in our household. My father rarely missed one anywhere. He had six tickets on the 50-yard-line of the Yale Bowl in the top row of the lower section so that my mother, who never entirely recovered from polio, wouldn’t have trouble reaching the seats.

Nothing ever seemed to be entirely straight with him. I was determined to stand pat even if the deal collapsed—or at least act as if I would. George Weymouth was ready to cave without putting up even the semblance of a fight. That’s where we left matters: with the battle lines drawn and no resolution in sight. I recall driving up to New Hampshire in the midst of all this. My wife, Dorothy, and I were heading up to the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire, to pick up my son, Duncan, for the start of spring vacation.

Maybe $25,000,” Mike answered. “Fine. ” And so the Cullmans became Connecticut country gentry. Sort of. Mike Goldsmith, in fact, wasn’t kidding. His sole asset was a log cabin, nothing more, and the unkempt acreage that came with it. And back • 33 • Can’t Take It With You then, before Stamford became an international corporate address, the cabin was completely in the boonies—so completely that my mother refused to even go look at it. Two years of cajoling finally got her to make the trip, by which time the place had been fixed up and enlarged.

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