David MacKenzie Ogilvy was born in the family of a classic scholar and financial broker on June 23, 1911 at West Horsley, Surrey. At age 13 he attended Fettes College, in Edinburgh, and won a scholarship in history to Christ Church College, Oxford six years later in 1929.
At the time (which is in mid twenties) the depression had severally effected his father’s business, meaning he would not have being in the position to attend university if not for the scholarship. In 1931, he left Oxford for Paris without graduating. In Paris he became an apprentice chef in a hotel. One year later, he returned to England and started selling cooking stoves door-to-door.
He was so successful in his sales that his employer asked him to write an instruction manual, “The Theory and Practice of Selling ...Read More