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The Change Makers: From Carnegie to Gates, How the Great Entrepreneurs Transformed Ideas into Industries

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“Conjures insights into the history and character of those who keep our economy vital and growing. Illuminating.” —Warren Bennis

Entrepreneurs, even more than inventors, are essential to American business. While inventors produce ideas, entrepreneurs get things done, build the markets, make ideas reality. But what creative talents do the legendary American entrepreneurs sh
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 2003)
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Kressel Housman
I’m putting this aside for now, and I’m not sure if I’m going back to it. I took it out of the library because my son is doing a report on Andrew Carnegie, and the flap copy looked interesting, so I started it. Chapters 1 and 2 defined “entrepreneur” and “creativity,” but because I didn’t need convincing that entrepreneurs are can be as creative as artists, I found the chapters repetitive.

The rest of the book is supposed to cover twelve or so famous entrepreneurs and point to the traits that ma
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Rusty
There is no "formula" in becoming successful, but as the author reveals, there are common virtues that these individuals shared. A great book on free enterprise and economics as well.
Lori Grant
A must-read book on entrepreneurial success stories for the knowledge worker or aspiring entrepreneur.
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Maury Klein is renowned as one of the finest historians of American business and economy. He is the author of many books, including The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America; and Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.
More about Maury Klein...
A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929 The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870-1920

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