Reading at the Dinner Table

This is the 13th 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. Tonight  at the dinner table, read something out loud to your family. Tomorrow night, let another member … Continue reading Reading at the Dinner Table

Have You Looked in Your Backyard Lately?

This is the 12th 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. Dr. Russell Cornwell of Temple University once delivered a lecture in which he  told of a … Continue reading Have You Looked in Your Backyard Lately?

Do You Remember Who Gave You Your First Break?

This is the third in a collection of newspaper ads from United Technologies that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the original ad. Someone saw something in you once. That's partly why you are where you are today. It could have been a thoughtful parent, … Continue reading Do You Remember Who Gave You Your First Break?

Get Out of That Rut

This is the second in a collection of newspaper ads from United Technologies that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Each one of the ads was a classic, and as soon as I start reading one of the ads now, it all comes back to me, over … Continue reading Get Out of That Rut