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Default Sir Thomas Lipton and his empire of tea

On Jul 19, 9:20*am, Dave U. Random [email protected]
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(NPR.org) - Just as the Civil War was coming to an end, a young
journeyman from Glasgow, Scotland, arrived by ship in New York.
When Thomas Lipton came to America he was like thousands of other
recent arrivals penniless and anonymous. The young Glaswegian
spent five years in the United States doing odd jobs and taking in
his surroundings before returning to Scotland to found his empire
Lipton Teas.

Michael D'Antonio, author of "A Full Cup: Sir Thomas Lipton's
Extraordinary Life and His Quest for the America's Cup" (Amazon:http://sn..im/FullCup), says the time Lipton spent learning the
ways of American business became invaluable to the success of his

"He learned that it was far better to scrub up your little store
and light it brightly, and display your goods with some flair than
to try to hide the flaws in your merchandise and pass it off as
first-rate goods," D'Antonio tells NPR's Guy Raz...


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