This is a great story and a great example of one of the smartest things you can do to achieve success. That is to emulate others who are successful. You don’t always need to invent something new. In fact, many times you don’t. This is a great example of someone who was smart, insightful, and who made the most of her environment and career path in spite of what might normally might have been seen as a less than inspiring role working for someone else.
Her name was Sylvia Bloom and even her closest friends and relatives had no idea she had amassed a fortune over the decades. She did this by shrewdly observing the investments made by the lawyers she served. “She was a secretary in an era when they ran their boss’s lives, including their personal investments,” recalled her niece Jane Lockshin. “So when the boss would buy a stock, she would make the purchase for him, and then buy the same stock for herself, but in a smaller amount because she was on a secre