Image from page 42 of “The efficient man” (1914)
Title: The efficient man
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: West, Thomas D. (Thomas Dyson), 1851-1915
Subjects: Success Employee motivation Industrial efficiency Personnel management
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Gardner Printing Co.
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries
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nly sur-prise themselves but afford them great gratification andpossibly substantial recompense through having thus de-veloped their intelligence and thereby increased theirknowledge. Between creeds and evolution some thinking men mayoften be bewildered as to what they should accept; butthere are grounds, whichever way these questions are de-cided, which make it-very certain that man is punishedfor wasting his resources. So much seems sure, whetherwe believe in creeds or in dogmaless evolution the most.From whatever standpoint we consider this subject, thereis evidence to show us that man, whether of the ranks oflabor or capital, will come to suffer by reason of incom-plete utilization of his powers, whether or not they areof mental or manual types. 38 THE EFFICIENT MAN Have we any factors in the world more of value andmore to be honored than sturdy men not afraid to usetheir full strength, whether it is best for shoveling dirt,or keeping books, in striving to be efficient? While con-
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Fig. 3. THE THINKER AND HIS THOUGHTS sidering this fact, let it not be forgotten that thinkingand endeavoring to comprehend the underlying truth ofcauses and effects is the foundation of civilization and IKnXfXC Tim DORMANT INTELLECT 39 all that it now contains in at^ordini; mankind comfortsand pleasures away back to the prehistoric at;es. Nothingdevelops the efficient man, or tends to make the mastersupervisor, more effectually than thinking to awaken hisdormant intellectuality. As a lone illustration of the little serious thought manygive today in any endeavor to comprehend what is in-volved in the achievements of man, disregarding whollythe wonder of the universe, we republish the followingfrom the ]]irhVs Work: A Call from the Pacific That vi^as Heard in the Gulfof Mexico It was eight bells on a ship lying at anchordown in the Gulf of ^Mexico. The men had re-tired for the night to their bunks and hammocks,and the wireless operator, alone in his watchful-ness, was listening in at
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