Idea at Work

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The famous author and ad man, James D. Woolfe, once told Forbes magazine about his first lesson in job-hunting.

As a boy needing money, James sought jobs at all three drugstores in town. No one had work for him. A week later, James saw that one of the drugstores had taken on a new boy. Getting up his courage, James asked the owner why.

"I didn't think I had a job opening," the owner said, "but Freddie came in with his own bicycle and suggested a delivery service."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Young James Woolfe had a bicycle, too. But Freddie had a great idea. How many fabulous jobs await only the imagination to come along and create them—in the high calling of our daily work?

Good understanding wins favor,
but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Every prudent man acts out of knowledge,
but a fool exposes his folly.

(Prov. 13:15-16)