John Berlau: George Washington Made an Art of Reading and Questioning


You know, industry John, I want to talk about it because you're very well schooled as well. I mean, I've been to, you know, as my dad was said, I had more degrees than I probably understood. And I get that, but you know, the one thing though, that I think is missing, and if you don't mind jumping in here, because you said it, he learned by reading and asking questions. Is that a lost art in our and I'm going to jump to today's one? Is that a lost art in our world today? There are a lot of people who still read and ask questions, but as I say in my book, George Washington entrepreneur. Available for sale at Amazon and whenever wherever books are sold, I'm talking about to talk about books. This is he made an art of it. I go into one of the examples in my book about how he wanted to build a greenhouse that they had greenhouses back then, even with the lack of electricity, building material, but it was some greenhouses in Europe and a few around America, but it was very rare, so he would ask everyone he knew and Virginia and they mentioned some people, Catholic family, the carols and Maryland, so he wrote to them. He wrote to the widow of a farmer who had built a greenhouse and she knew a lot of herself and she corresponded with him, Margaret Carroll, so that's the thing. He would just, he would just write and ask questions, almost doing like an interview, whether it's to build in something in business or on the military or a greenhouse at Mount Vernon. And would also read a great deal about, you know, he was a great horseman. Thomas Jefferson said he was one of the best horsemen. He was the best horseman he had ever seen. I mean, there's famous he's famous for riding into battle, but he actually read books is invoices show of the book the order from everything from how to care for sick horses to actually make jumps.

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