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November 28, 2012 / glennlim thots

Quick Gems – “The story of Coca-Cola”


Somewhere during 1884-86, American pharmacist John Pemberton had been working on a new invention – a syrup to treat an upset stomach – but just couldn’t get it right. One day he discovered that two of his young employees had been mixing his syrup with water and drinking it as they liked the taste. Instead of being angry at his workers for loafing on the job, Pemberton chose to be curious and tried it himself. Soon, he added a little club soda to give the drink some fizz. And he soon began selling his new-found drink in his pharmacy, calling it “Coca Cola”. The rest, as they say, is history.

Lesson gem for the day: keep our eyes wide open to turn potential failures into opportunities!

Keep awake!…Glenn Lim


*Thank u mrrobertlewis321 for pointing out the wrong dates (year) I put down in my original post! It has sinced been corrected as of 3 Dec.



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  1. navin / Dec 1 2012 5:10 am

    Hi Glenn, luv the story and the history. 🙂 One of the greatest companies too. Buffett’s fav I think. but I think the dates should be 1884-1886 not 1984-1986.:)

  2. glennlim thots / Dec 3 2012 8:24 am

    Thanks mrrobertlewis321 for pointing out this mistake! I’ve made the corrections already!

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