The publisher made a startling discovery moments before 3 million
copies of
Teddy Roosevelt’s 1900 full convention speech were to be
printed. It seems permission had not been obtained to use a picture of
him and his running mate, Governor Hiram Johnson, of California.
Under copyright laws the photographer would have been entitled to one
dollar per printed copy.

The chairman of the campaign committee knew they needed an
immediate release so decided to try little creativity. He sent a telegram to
photographer’s Chicago studio that read, “Planning to issue 3 million
copies Roosevelt speech with pictures Roosevelt and Johnson on cover.
Great publicity opportunity for photographer. Will you pay us to use
your photographs?”

To see what how the photographer replied,
click here.

This is just one example of how creative thinking can turn a business
problem around.

Life Lesson:
  1. Understand the worth of your actions to others.
  2. Do not be afraid to be unconventional in your thinking, creativity
    has its rewards.

Motivational stories are great to illustrate many points in workshops,
coaching sessions, or during personal reflection. To see more
motivational stories,
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Roosevelt overcomes
copyright violation