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    Success seems to be connected with action.

    Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they dont quit.

    Conrad Hilton

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    What it means?

    one who organizes, manages, and

    assumes the risk of a business or enterprise .Derived from the French from entreprendremeaning to undertake:

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    Biggest Hotel Man in the WorldThe Master of Marketing.Conrad Hilton was a visionary whoincorporated business principles that manyhoteliers fail to capitalize on even today, eventhough they proved so successful for the HiltonHotels:

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    Born in the city of San Antonio, in the New MexicoTerritory.Hilton attended New Mexico Military Institute, andthe College of Santa Fe, and the New MexicoTech).Before he was 18 he worked as a trader, a clerk , abellboy and a pianist.By the age of 25 he worked in banking and politicsHilton was a Republican representative in thefirst New Mexico Legislature.Served two years in the U.S Army during World War1

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    Developed entrepreneurial skills working at hisfather's general store in Socorro County, NewMexico.earnings 5$ per monthHis first hotel purchase was the 40-room MobleyHotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919.An investment decision made after his plan toinvest in a bank in the oil-boom town fell

    through;The hotel did such brisk business that roomschanged hands as much as three times a day

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    He went on to buy hotels throughout Texas.The first high rise hotel he built was the DallasHilton, which opened in 1925.Built his first hotel outside of Texas in 1939 in HotelAndaluz

    During the Great Depression, Hilton lost four

    hotels and saved five, one of which was the Dallas

    Hilton.He was retained as manager, however, and

    eventually bought them back.He formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946followed by Hilton International Company, in 1948.

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    He returned to San Antonio for a while, but thenmoved to Texas to seek his fortune.Took advantage of the oil boom and established itsown bankIn 1920 he bought two more properties at Texas

    1929 was the year where Hilton went corporate.

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    1925 Hilton Hotel opens in Dallas - soon he owns 9hotels

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    Despite suffering a huge financial setbackduring the Great Depression, Hilton was ableto build a hotel empire.

    He believed that each property should haveits own style, not look like a part of a chain.Hilton's philanthropic philosophy wasinfluenced by his mother.

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    Find your own particular talent--Be big. Think Big. Act Big. Dream BigWhile raising money for charity, Conrad realizedthat it took the same physical effort to ask for $5

    dollars as it did $500Be honestLive with enthusiasm

    Don't let your possessions possess you

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    Don't worry about your problems

    Don't Cling to the Past - Conrad found his passionin life because he could let the past go easily whenopportunity called to him at the Mobley Hotel.Look up to People when you can----Look down on

    no oneAssume your Full Share of Responsibility for theWorld in Which You LivePray Consistently and Confidently.

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    The man who wins is an Average man,Not built on any particular plan;Not blessed with any particular luck---Just steady and earnest and full of pluckThe man who wins, is the man who works,Who neither labor nor trouble shirks;Who uses his hands, his head, his eyes---The man who wins, is the man who tries.

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    He began his career as an unknown entrepreneur in the tinytown of Cisco, Texas. Today, his name graces some of theworlds most prestigious addresses. The son of a humble shopkeeper, Conrad Hilton built a

    billion-dollar hotel empire from the ground up-and nothing,not even the Depression, could stop him.The story of Hiltons colorful life, from his first hotel-arundown Texas inn-to his acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria.Friends and family recall his early adventures-includingfriendships with presidents and glamorous relationships withHollywoods elite -and rare photographs and archival footageoffer an inside glimpse into an unpredictable life ofextraordinary success.The rags-to-riches story of CONRAD HILTON, self-madebillionaire and innkeeper to the world.