Remember what was Said About...
The Beatles. Decca Recording Co. said:
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
Fred Astaire. An MGM testing director said:
Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little."
Vince Lombardi, the famous football coach. An expert said:
He possesses minimal football knowledge. Lacks motivation."
Beethoven. His music teacher called him:
hopeless as a composer.
Enrico Caruso, the famous opera singer. His teacher said:
he had no voice at all and could not sing.
Thomas Edison. His teachers said he was:
too stupid to learn anything.
Albert Einstein. One teacher described him as:
mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.
Rodin, the famous Renaissance sculptor. His father said:
"I have an idiot for a son."
Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace. He was described as:
both unable and unwilling to learn.
Peter Urs Bender. About his book, Leadership from Within, one reviewer said:
Suffers from an annoying lack of substance...
This disastrous book... should be avoided."
© Peter Urs Bender
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