Road to Perseverence
By: Jazmyne Griggs
Jackie Robinson- Cause and Effect
The fact that Jackie Robinson was African-American caused many things to happen. When Jackie tried to become a professional baseball player, the fact that he was black made everything all the much more difficult to accomplish. It caused him to fail many times and to be rejected by many teams. The effect it had on his life made it to where he had to persevere and push harder than any other player in the MLB to fulfill his dream of becoming a pro. In the end after all of the struggling and persevering, it caused Jackie to triumph over all of the negativity and gain the fame he has today. Him being African-American in the end made him into the first black professional baseball player and allowed him to gain the fame he has today.
Jackie Robinson getting ready to knock a ball out of the park.
Tom Monaghan- Chronological Order/Sequence
When Tom was just starting out in the pizza industry, Tom’s brother gave up on the business and sold him his portion of it in exchange for the delivery car. That was a setback for Tom because now he had no car to deliver with which meant less business. After that, Tom’s next partner didn’t pay him the $500 for the partnership and he went on spending sprees like his money was water. A couple of years after that his partner landed in the hospital and asked to dissolve his partnership. The partnership was so entangled that Tom’s lawyer recommended that he declare bankruptcy and start over. Two years after Tom’s partnership dissolved, his ex-partner declared bankruptcy and he was responsible for over $75,000 in bad debt. With his ambition to keep him going, Tom managed to make $50,000 in net profits but after a devastating fire wiped out is anchor store it was all taken away. The insurance only cover 13,000 of the 150,000 in damages. Nearly 10 years after that, Tom was out of cash and Domino’s was in financial trouble, he was on the verge of bankruptcy again. Over the next nine years, Tom slowly built back his business, paying off every last creditor. In the end, thanks to Tom's strong conviction Domino's became the largest home delivery pizza business in the world and Tom became one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the country, with 97 percent of the company’s stock.