Look over there. There are diamonds there for you. No, not over there on the other side of the field. Over there right next to you. Just bend down and scoop it up, and you will have the diamond right in your hand. Dr. Russell Conwell, who was the founder of Temple University, delivered a lecture over 6000 times. Someone later documented his speech in the timeless and classic book Acres of Diamond. It is an incredibly well-told story.
In his book You were born rich, Bob Proctor tells the following story. In 1923, at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, eight of the world's wealthiest financiers met. These eight men controlled more money than the United States government at that time. They included :