Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
The Starting Point of All Achievement
The First Step toward Riches
The one thing that set Edwin C. Barnes apart from others is that he had a DEFINITE BURNING DESIRE to
become a partner with Thomas Edison.
Mr. Barnes was willing to do whatever it took. When he started his work with Mr. Edison, he did the most
menial assignments, which would have been discouraging for many people. -- But to Barnes, he was on
the way to accomplish his goal -- one step closer. Years passed, and through the back door came the
opportunity which was made for Barnes, as the other employees had no interest in this new piece of equip-
ment, which was the opening for Barnes. He wasted no time and ran with the opportunity to show
what he could do. He succeeded because he never gave up on his DESIRE. to be in Partnership with
Edison. Made by Edison and Installed by Barnes was the slogan.
Thus through DESIRE, Barnes proved that one can really Think and Grow Rich in every way.
Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for providing the platform for all of us to learn and grow into the people
that we were meant to be
Love to all,