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Andrew Carnegie Documentary: One Of The Wealthiest Person Of All The Time
Oct 30, ISBN A New York Times bestseller! Born of modest origins in Scotland in , Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel. Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world.
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Andrew Carnegie was only five feet tall. Until recently biographies of men like Carnegie tended to be either exercises in hagiography, often financed by the family, or hatchet jobs by authors with political agendas. But in recent decades there has been a growing stream of well-researched and even-handed books about these remarkable men and their remarkable times. So is Mr. A penniless year-old Scottish immigrant in , Carnegie was already very prosperous by In J.
Richard S. It turned out that they read almost everything but business and management books. Yet if there is one type of business book that deserves to be read by everyone, it is biography — that is, the biographies of corporate titans written by respected business historians, management scholars, and journalists as opposed to those written by the infamous or to the self-congratulatory variety. Not all business biographies are great, but when they are good, they are very good. In fact, one can find more useful information in a well-written biography of a business giant than in a shelf full of management texts and how-to leadership books. Edison accumulated more than 1, patents and started numerous companies over his long life. However, the question remains open regarding just how great an inventor he actually was he often claimed credit for work done by others.