This Will Make You Feel Better

This is the 43rd 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. If you sometimes get discouraged, consider this fellow: He dropped out of grade school. … Continue reading This Will Make You Feel Better

The Slim Margin of Success

This is the 34th 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. The difference between winning and losing is sometimes very slight. There were eight finalists … Continue reading The Slim Margin of Success

The Power of Knowledge

This is the 30th 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 message first ran four years ago. We said it in 1979, and we … Continue reading The Power of Knowledge

(Imagine) The Most Elusive Gift of All

This is the 26th 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. If you asked most sane and temperate men and women throughout the world what … Continue reading (Imagine) The Most Elusive Gift of All

Memo To Those Who Write Memos:

This is the 25th 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. Art Buchwald tells of the kid who visited his father's office. When asked what … Continue reading Memo To Those Who Write Memos:

Let’s Get Rid of “The Girl”

This is the 22nd 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. Wouldn't it be great to take one giant step forward for womankind and get … Continue reading Let’s Get Rid of “The Girl”

It’s What You Do – Not When You Do It

This is the 20th 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. Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official at … Continue reading It’s What You Do – Not When You Do It

In the Next 45 Seconds, Your Resume May Not Look So Hot

This is the 18th 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. You may be proud of how far you've come. But here's a tough old bird whose score you might have trouble … Continue reading In the Next 45 Seconds, Your Resume May Not Look So Hot

Would You Hang This Message in Your Work Area?

This is the 16th 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 ad: I'm a little fed up with the constant criticism of American workmanship. How other people do their … Continue reading Would You Hang This Message in Your Work Area?

Hold the Phone

This is the 14th 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 original ad. Most of us will spend two years of our lives on the telephone. They are not … Continue reading Hold the Phone