Have you ever heard of Andrew Bradford? Probably not. He was one who was satisfied with a mediocre job. He had low expectations. During colonial days he had the contract for the official public printing. One day, the governor made an important speech, and Bradford printed it in his usual, careless manner. But another young printer saw this as his opportunity. He didn’t wait for the need to come to him. He took the initiative and acted. He reprinted the speech in elegant form, mailing a copy with his compliments to the governor and each member of the assembly. The next year he got the contract for government printing. And that’s why you never heard of Andrew Bradford, but you all know about Benjamin Franklin!

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