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Figure CRAFTSMAN STUDIO. BOSTON George E. MacIlwain Graduate University of Michigan. (Special work at Boston University and Harvard. Newspaper man. Ten years with Babson's Statistical Organization as Director of Human Relations Department. Secretary of the President's Special Employers Commission to England in 1919. First hand analyst of European Conditions in 1924. Widely known as an independent and practical economist to the business leaders of the United States, Canada, and England. Lecturer of broad experience on Business Conditions.) Available during 1925 for lectures before Trade Association Meetings and Business Conventions The Man GEORGE E. MACILWAIN had his beginnings in the West. To-day we would call it middle West but fifty years ago it was but half way in the process of taming. You sense this on meeting him for the spirit of the pioneer still lives in the man. The trail that led from the frontier farm, where his services were contracted for by the month , has been long. It has often seemed round about, but it has never gone backward. A score of years in public speaking has not only served to perfect a natural gift for expression but it has brought him into contact with all manner of people living under various conditions. He knows and understands both the laborer and the captain of industry. His life has been spent in studying men. Ten years ago business problems of absorbing interest brought him to The Babson Statistical Organization as Director of the Management Department. He has had a large part in the development of a better understanding between employer and employee. An appointment by the President in 1919 carried him to England with the special Employers Commission to study economic conditions there. He knows the leaders of British industry intimately and personally, even as he is known and highly regarded by the majority of prominent business men here. Half a thousand business talks meantime have brought him to almost every city of size in the United States and Canada. The stamp of his personality and the soundness of his thinking have been felt in almost every commercial center. To-day he stands as an independent economist, internationally known and highly respected for his keen analytical ability and grasp of the economic processes we describe broadly as business. Tall and gaunt — a dour visage topped by rusty white hair — a forbidding mien, betrayed only by the twinkle of Scotch humor in wide set blue eyes — George E. MacIlwain is an unusual man, who somehow appeals instantly and irresistibly to men. A rare opportunity for those who demand much in the way of a message — and in the manner in which it is presented. Lectures for the 1925 Season The Next Six Months A practical analysis of business probabilities, pictured clearly and entertainingly. Standing as an independent economist, Mr. MacIlwain presents a carefully prepared composite of the best professional opinion, — as represented by the leading statistical and economic services, — translated into a workable program for the business man. Sales prospects, commodity prices, labor conditions, money rates, and the financial outlook, under the scalpel of this keen analyst, result in a sound, detailed, and understandable picture of the business weather that can be used to good advantage by every business man. An hour, pleasantly and profitably invested, on the right side of the profit and loss account. Delivered recently before: City Club of Milwaukee; Minneapolis Retail Merchants Association; Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia; Rotary Club of Boston; Winnipeg Board of Trade; Providence Town Criers; Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce; Kalamazoo Board of Trade; Flint Chamber of Commerce; New Hampshire Lumbermen's Association; Saginaw Board of Trade; and The Wholesale Shoe League of New York City. The Real Causes of Prosperity Business is beset by sudden, and to most of us unexpected, changes that upset plans and not only cause financial loss but result in much human suffering. We all desire prosperity, we would have it perpetual, with no unpleasant seasons of depression. Yet, strangely enough, these costly periods of bad business are the result of our own actions. We aim at the high road but somehow land in the ditch. Mr. MacIlwain has made a study of this matter of prosperity and our individual part in it. In this talk he outlines a solution and suggests a program that enables every business man to help himself and to help general business. This one hour talk, as it is delivered by Mr. MacIlwain, has been characterized as the soundest and most worthwhile message being delivered to business men to-day. Delivered recently before: Chicago and Cook County Bankers' Association; Toledo Chamber of Commerce; Canadian Club of Montreal; Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon; Detroit Credit Men's Association; Joint Board of The Spanish River Pulp and Paper Company; Columbus Rotary Club; International Credit Men's Association, Salt Lake City; and Rotary Club of Indianapolis. Special Lectures A more detailed analysis of certain commodities, localities, or industries may be added to The Next Six Months where unanimity of interest on the part of the audience makes such treatment advisable. Special addresses may also be prepared when a more detailed discussion is required on any of the branches of economic development covered by Mr. MacIlwain's broad experience. Critical Opinion It is the opinion of the writer, who has had upwards of fifteen years' experience in furnishing speakers on subjects of interest to credit men, that the address you made to our Members was the best we have ever had. The credit men and executives of the wholesalers, jobbers and banks who heard the address were very profuse in their compliments upon the meeting and the address referred to, and we assure you and anyone who contemplates hearing you that you have a real message for them and it will be a treat. Such talks as you make on business conditions and forecasting of future business are intensely interesting to business men in particular, and your splendid presentation of the subject and your pleasing personality add greatly to the occasion. INTER MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN, THOS. O. SHECKELL, Manager. It has been my pleasure to listen to two addresses given by you here. They still are just as vivid in my mind as at the hour you gave them. You were created just for work of this kind, and a tremendous amount of good will result in every community where you give these addresses. J. KINDLEBERGER, Former President, KALAMAZOO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Your talks here have always gone over splendidly and have been much appreciated by our members. THE TOLEDO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DEPT. OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, ARTHUR E. GILMAN, Secretary. Mr. George E. MacIlwain addressed a general meeting of the Winnipeg Board of Trade in October, 1923. He proved to be a forceful convincing and capable speaker. His address revealed a wide knowledge of the underlying factors which govern Trade conditions, and at this date it is particularly creditable to him, that we are able to look back and realize that his predictions regarding Trade conditions during 1924 have been fulfilled to a very large extent. He has an aggressive manner which compels his audiences to concentrate upon what he is saying, and if he happens to come to this part of the Country again, we shall be pleased indeed to have him address a general meeting of our board. WINNIPEG BOARD OF TRADE, A. E. PARKER, Managing-Secretary. He is about the best speaker we ever had. FRED H. TUCKER, President, FARLEY HARVEY COMPANY, BOSTON. Mr. MacIlwain's speeches we always found were of a most instructive nature and not only were they of great interest to the members of our club, but also of great benefit. C. P. ARCHIBALD, YOUNG MEN'S CANADIAN CLUB, MONTREAL. His long experience, travels, observations, contacts, and command of original sources of information — coupled with a most happy knack of strong idiom, clear presentation, earnest thought, and a fine sense of public welfare give him a most unusual equipment. MEYER BLOOMFIELD, Leading authority on Industrial Relations, NEW YORK CITY. Your address made a very good impression upon the bank men of Chicago. I know that they will be interested in hearing you at any time. JOSEPH J. SCHROEDER, Executive Secretary, CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY BANKERS ASSOCIATION. It is you due to be informed of the very general approbation from our members of your most interesting and instructive talk. Our Club is fortunately accustomed to hearing many topics discussed, but in your particular instance the aftermath of approval was more marked than customary. E. WENTWORTH PRESCOTT, Secretary, ROTARY CLUB OF BOSTON. Your address at our Interstate Merchants Council Convention created very favorable comment and proved to be intensely instructive to the one thousand merchants in attendance. We hope that we may have you with us again at some future meeting, for your talk was educational and extremely interesting. W. L. WARE, Trade Commissioner, THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE. I have been impressed by his sagacity, his keen discernment in labor matters and his convincing eloquence. He is highly respected and admired by the men and management of The Spanish River Pulp and Paper Mills, Ltd., who have had the value of his councils and the benefit of his addresses on a number of occasions. RODERIC OLZENDAM, Secretary of Industrial Relations, SPANISH RIVER PULP AND PAPER MILLS, LTD., SAULT ST. MARIE. I consider him the best in his line that it has ever been my privilege to listen to. S. F. LANGDELL, President, NEW HAMPSHIRE LUMBERMEN'S ASSOCIATION, MANCHESTER, N. H. Terms on Application Address A. M. JONES Chairman, THE CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES 174 NEWBURY STREET, BOSTON, MASS.
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