Wright Words: Fifty years later, successful Mormon entrepreneur reminisces about dirty laundry


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  • Realtrgrl St. Louis, MO
    April 30, 2014 12:10 p.m.

    Very interesting!

  • photobeauty Blanding, UT
    April 29, 2014 7:46 p.m.

    It is my understanding that that a CES missionary would be assigned to work with an institute or institutes and/or seminaries, either as a teacher or an administrator/supervisor. I do not think that they are paid.

  • David P. Livermore, CA
    April 29, 2014 7:25 p.m.

    To: Nater Tater,

    Thanks for answering my question. The question still is -- What specifically is a "CES Missionary"??

    A mission usually implies Voluntary service.
    CES usually implies getting paid (Employment) Examples include Seminary Teachers, Institute
    Instructors, even Early Morning Seminary, although a "calling", usually have a monetary stipend
    attached in the arrangement. This also includes the 3 BYUs and the CES administrators.

    Missionaries come in several varieties. Humanitarian Missionaries, Work Missionaries (building
    chapels, etc.), Mission Presidents, and of course the majority being the Proselyting Missionaries. I have never heard of a "CES Missionary". Where does that fit into the spectrum
    of Missionary categories?? Where does that category fit into the CES spectrum?? If the "CES Missionary" is in both worlds, how much time is spent in each of the two respective worlds??

    Just Curious?? Does Anybody know??

    Thank You

  • kiddsport Fairview, UT
    April 29, 2014 12:08 p.m.

    So, the socialist coup of the American campus had a strong foothold even half a century ago.

  • NaterTater Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 29, 2014 11:52 a.m.

    CES stands for Church Educational System. He and his wife are serving a mission, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They could be involved with administrative functions or perhaps simply teaching the gospel.

  • David P. Livermore, CA
    April 29, 2014 10:14 a.m.

    In the caption next to the picture, there's a reference to a "CES Mission".

    What is a "CES Mission"?? Can anyone explain?

    Thank You

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    April 29, 2014 9:56 a.m.

    I made more money in college than some of my professors too. It irritated some of them. Others thought it was great.

    Life goes on.

    The real story here isn't that the guy put together a good business. It was knowing when to fold. That's the skill.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    April 29, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    So it was not right that a student could make more money that a professor?

    Highly educated university employees created the opportunity when they created a huge problem for students.

    The dumb kid was smarter than the PHDs.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 29, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    Great story. Thanks for finding and sharing it!