One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation. – Oscar Wilde
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. – William Shakespeare
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. – Benjamin Franklin
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffett
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. – Euripides
Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom. – Myrtle Reed
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. – Henry Ford
June is Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Month. In celebration of all those who forge out on their own, we’ve put together a trivia quiz to see how much you know about famous innovators.
1. Jack Daniel bought his distillery when he was 13 years old. What unusual way did this entrepreneur die?
2. J.C. Penney was started by James Penney. What was his appropriate middle name?
3. The Model T was produced by Henry Ford for nineteen years beginning in 1908. How many of these cars were sold in the United States?
4. True or False: Bill Gates never graduated from college.
5. As a young man, when he decided to get into the business world, Louis Chevrolet had a wonderful new idea to bring to the market. What was it?
6. Russell Stover got his start selling the first chocolate covered ice cream bar. What was the name of this ice cream treat?
7. One of Walt Disney’s first claims to fame was the character we now know as Mickey Mouse. What was the original name given to this animated mouse?
8. Charles Pillsbury was a shrewd businessman and led his company to success. But the success of the advertising icon for his company outpaced his own success. What is the name of the “spokesman” for Pillsbury?
9. The Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone, and Seal-A-Meal were all products pitched by which television commercial salesman?
10. A popular tire company’s mascot has the official name of Bidenbum, but he is more commonly known as what?
1. He forgot the combination of his safe, so he kicked it in frustration. His broken foot later had gangrene set in, eventually killing him.
5. A wine making pump.
6. Eskimo Pie.
8. Poppin Fresh.
9. Ron Popeil.
10. The Michelin Man.