Began to manufacture rubber tires. Organized the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and rapidly became a leader of the rubber industry, with various properties over the world. Leased a 1,000,000-acre (404,686-hectare) rubber plantation in Liberia to control the output of raw rubber needed in factories.
Once had a dream of working on race cars in Gainesville, FL. Crossed the country buying and selling action figures on Wall Street. Had moderate success licensing puppets in Edison, NJ. A real dynamo when it comes to writing about crickets in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Had some great experience researching sauerkraut in Prescott, AZ. Lead a team testing the market for xylophones for fun and profit.