How Important Are You?


This is the 15th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. The link to the original ad is at the end of this post.

In this ad, Gray makes the point that we all depend on each other. You need someone and someone needs you. The ad reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:

To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.

And that makes you very important indeed.

Here is the original United Technologies ad that inspired this post.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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