Endurance | Evangelism | Motivation | Perseverance | Temptation

I was reminded by my friend Ken Christensen the other day that, though you can lead a horse to water and yet not make him drink, it is possible to salt his hay a little and encourage his drinking. Along that line I was reminded of the following story: Although Joseph Duveen, the art dealer, numbered among his clients the world’s most important collectors, he knew he would never rest content until he added Andrew Mellon, the most discriminating collector of all, to his list. Patiently, over the years, Duveen put together a superlative collection of old masters with which to tempt the financier. When he was ready to make his move, he leased the apartment directly beneath Mellon’s in Washington and covered the walls with the canvases. Then, before returning to New York, he offered Mellon the key to the apartment and invited him to drop in whenever he desired to look at the pictures. After the first visit, the financier couldn’t…

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