Illustrated Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
The losses men encounter during a business life which seriously embarrass them are rarely in their own business, but in enterprises of which the investor is not the master : Andrew Carnegie
Entrepreneur and philanthropist ANDREW CARNEGIE 1835-1919 was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime.
This extraordinary autobiography of one of the greatest American success stories is the tale of the nation's entrepreneurial spirit itself.
Carnegie peppers the book with sage business advice invaluable to any businessman today. He emphasizes the importance of self-improvement, knowing your talents, being kind, and also the importance of public speaking. You will learn many important lessons through personal anecdotes of his life.
The man who made a fortune in steel relates, in a lively and at times even poetic voice, the story of his life, from the vital lessons he learned from his "poor but honest" family about the value of hard work and a generous, liberal philosophy and his early work in telegraph and railroad offices to his investments in oil and steel and the great pleasure he took in his philanthropic causes.
A precursor to Bill Gates and Warren Buffet he is known for having built one of the most powerful and influential corporations in United States history, and, later in his life, giving away most of his riches to fund the establishment of many libraries, schools, and universities in Scotland, America and worldwide.
This editions consists of 30 Photographs of Andrew Carnegie and the various people and places associated with his life.