As revised by Jacqui Brauman.
‘Acres of Diamonds’ was derived from a speech that Russell H Conwell used to present regularly in the early 1900s. This lecture has been delivered under these circumstances: “I visit a town or city, and try to arrive there early enough to see the postmaster, the barber, the keeper of the hotel, the principal of the schools, and the ministers of some of the churches, and then go into some of the factories and stores, and talk with the people, and get into sympathy with the local conditions of that town or city and see what has been their history, what opportunities they had, and what they had failed to do—and every town fails to do something—and then go to the lecture and talk to those people about the subjects which applied to their locality.”
‘Acres of Diamonds’—the idea—has continuously been precisely the same. The idea is that every woman has the opportunity to make more of herself than she does in her own environment, with her own skill, with her own energy, and with her own friends.
This book revives the lessons of the past for the modern career and business women of today.