A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 05, 2014
“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction”

"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction” was said by Chicago newspaper writer Al Bernstein in 1975. The quotation made Reader’s Digest magazine and has been included in several books of quotations.


Wikipedia: Al Bernstein
Al Bernstein (September 15, 1950) is an American sportscaster, writer, stage performer, recording artist, and speaker.

Journalism career
In the 1970s, Bernstein was a newspaperman, working at Lerner Newspapers in Chicago. He eventually became a managing editor at that newspaper.

9 October 1975, Chicago (IL) Tribune, pg. A2:
“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.”—Al Bernstein.

17 May 1976, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), pg. 1, col. 5:
CLUMSY? Success, Al Bernstein writes, is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 108
1976
Pg. 91:
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. — Al Bernstein in Chicago Tribune.

Google Books
Words for All Occasions
By Glenn Van Ekeren
Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall
1988
Pg. 352:
Success often comes from taking a misstep in the right direction.
Anonymous

Google Books
The Quotable A**hole:
More than 1,200 Bitter Barbs, Cutting Comments, and Caustic Comebacks for Aspiring and Armchair A**holes Alike

By Eric Grzymkowski
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2011
Pg. 144:
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
—AL BERNSTEIN,
AMERICAN SPORTSCASTER

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 • Permalink