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Marilyn’s hero was Abraham Lincoln: “I used to read everything I could find about him,” she wrote in her (ghosted) autobiography, My Story. “He was the only famous American who seemed most like me, at least in his childhood.”
Marilyn Monroe also reportedly kept a photograph of Lincoln by her bedside as a replacement for the father that she never knew.
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1. Abraham Lincoln (of course)
2. Steve Jobs
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DON’T HOLD GRUDGES.
Even when he could have easily stepped over that line from professional to personal, Abraham Lincoln demonstrated restraint.
Douglas vs. Lincoln
Before becoming president, Lincoln was best known for his debates with Senator Stephen Douglas on the subject of slavery, a series of seven nationally publicized events in the Illinois senatorial campaign of 1858.
The hotly contested exchanges could’ve easily led to personal attacks on both sides, yet both arch political rivals maintained a certain respect between them that lasted long after the debates; eventually paying off huge dividends for Lincoln. Read the rest of this entry »
GET PEOPLE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT BY KNOWING WHO THEY ARE.
Abraham Lincoln was versed in reading the personalities of others, so he knew exactly which buttons to push to get them to help him achieve their goals.
Immediately after his election in 1860, Lincoln knew that he wanted to place the other four contenders for the Republican nomination in his cabinet to help unite the party and at least the Northern part of the nation.
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