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" If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. "
Medical Herald - Page 48
1913
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Value Added Selling: How to Sell More Profitably, Confidently, and ...

Thomas P. Reilly - 2003 - 276 pages
...way to release your brakes and deliver value-added peak competitor service. Build a Better Mousetrap though he builds his house in the woods the world will make a beaten path to his door." The Japanese call this kaizen — an attitude of continuous improvement. Seeking to build a better...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." — Emerson "Inventors and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning...
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External Influences

Nancy Wall - 2002 - 124 pages
...to Anita's business in the years which followed. [5 marks] Chapter Five Technical change 'If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbour, tho' be build a house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.' Ralph...
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How to Write Sales Letters That Sell

Drayton Bird - 2002 - 309 pages
...cent of the people who write looking for jobs. Why Some Letters Fail, While Others Succeed 'If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbour, tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.' Ralph...
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Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs

J. Gregory Dees, Jed Emerson, Peter Economy - 2002 - 352 pages
...Emercore son said in a lecture that if a person were to build a better mouseconcep trap, "tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."6 Emerson was brilliant, but in this matter, his advice is dangerous. It is only correct in special...
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Advice to My Son D.L. from Proverbs

David Littleton Baker - 2003 - 272 pages
...It won't come overnight (you don't gain exceptional skill without time). Ralph Waldo Emerson said. "If a man can write a better book, preach a better...woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." You mother excelled in her artwork, and she was commissioned to paint a picture for the new governor's...
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Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 25

Roderick M Kramer, Barry Staw - 2003 - 382 pages
...INTRODUCTION Emerson once said that "if a man writes a better book, preaches a better sermon, or makes a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds...woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door (cited in Yule & Keene, 1889)." Despite Emerson's optimism about the inherent value of a good idea,...
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Great Answers to Tough Marketing Questions

Paul Russell Smith - 2003 - 298 pages
...don't great products win all the time? Over a hundred years ago Ralph Waldo Emerson suggested that 'If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbour, though he builds his house in the woods the world will make a beaten path to his door'....
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Going for Self-employment: How to Set Up and Run Your Own Business

John Whiteley - 2004 - 180 pages
...people come to you wanting to buy your product or service. Consider this famous quotation: If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbour, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. (Attributed...
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The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship

William D. Bygrave, Andrew Zacharakis - 2004 - 494 pages
...generations of would-be entrepreneurs than Ralph Waldo Emerson in his oft-quoted line: "If a man can make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though...woods the world will make a beaten path to his door." What can be called the great mousetrap fallacy was thus spawned. Indeed, its success is often assumed...
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