Hey, Kids

This is the 57h 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. Here is the text from that ad. Just before you go to sleep tonight, check this list: Did you get up … Continue reading Hey, Kids

You Ain’t What’s Wrong with America (I Hope)

This is the 56th 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. Here is the text from that ad. This country is generous, giving, compassionate, and sacrificing. Many millions contribute to United Way, … Continue reading You Ain’t What’s Wrong with America (I Hope)

Workmanship, Sweating the Small Stuff, and Making Good Art

This is the 55th 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. Here is the text from that ad. WORKMANSHIP Your true value to society comes when someone says, "Let me see your … Continue reading Workmanship, Sweating the Small Stuff, and Making Good Art

Will You Commit Larceny Today?

This is the 54th 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. Here is the text from that ad. You may be committing larceny and not even know it. You could be stealing … Continue reading Will You Commit Larceny Today?

Will the Real You Please Stand Up?

This is the 53rd 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. Here is the text from that ad. Submit to pressure from peers and you move down to their level. Speak up … Continue reading Will the Real You Please Stand Up?

Why Does Everyone Hate Meetings?

This is the 52nd 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. Here is the text from that ad. Three kinds of people attend meetings. Those who want progress, those who don't, and … Continue reading Why Does Everyone Hate Meetings?

Where Do You Get Your Information?

This is the 51st 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. Here is the text from that ad. When's the last time ¬†you sat in the bleachers? When's the last time you … Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Information?

Where Are You?

This is the 50th 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. Here is the text from that ad. Your third grade teacher said you had a problem with math. You gave up … Continue reading Where Are You?

When’s the Best Time to Stop Talking?

This is the 49th 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. Here is the text from that ad. Probably now. A story is told about FDR when he was a young lawyer. … Continue reading When’s the Best Time to Stop Talking?

Whatever Happened to “Yes, Please”?

This is the 48th 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. Here is the text from that ad. It went the way of "Thank you", Excuse me", "Yes, sir". Do you know … Continue reading Whatever Happened to “Yes, Please”?