With no particular talent the writer explains how he stumbled into a profession that eventually and surprisingly worked out to his benefit. Children of the immediate post war era were expected to be seen and not heard which only added to an innate shyness; not the best formula for the world of sales where "front" was considered to be "de rigueur."
Nonetheless with little else available in careers this "Mecca of the unskilled" did at least offer some financial inducements. As a result success eventually arrived with considerable help from an important and timely mentor.
Having been given the opportunity to travel around the world, immigration to the USA gave the writer a further chance for betterment. Along the way opinions were formed and ideas created to eventually turn into what now seems to have been a charmed life.