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A. P. Giannini: The Man with the Midas Touch

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At six, he witnessed his father's murder. At 12, he regularly sneaked out to the waterfront at midnight. At 15, he quit school. At 30, he retired, a self-made man. Then the real work of his life began. In 1904, A. P. Giannini (1870-1949) founded Bank of Italy, the predecessor of today's Bank of America, to serve his ethnic neighborhood in San Francisco. Against a backdrop ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Authorhouse (first published July 1st 2009)
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Dana
Aug 24, 2009 added it
I can’t review this book because I wrote it. Well, actually, I co-wrote it. But in any case, no review—just jacket flap copy:

At six, he witnessed his father’s murder. At 12, he regularly sneaked out to the waterfront at midnight. At 15, he quit school. At 30, he retired, a self-made man. Then the real work of his life began.
In 1904, A. P. Giannini (1870-1949) founded Bank of Italy, the predecessor of today’s Bank of America, to serve his ethnic neighborhood in San Francisco. Against a backdro
...more
Tracey
Aug 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
How could I not love anything written by one of my favorite friends, Dana Cattani? Dana has a great talent with words, both in writing and speaking. I am definitely one of her biggest fans :). The story of A.P. Giannini is completely inspiring. It is hard to believe that a man born into an immigrant family with hardly any formal education could turn a small community business into an empire. What is more amazing is that his interests were always towards the people he served; material wealth was ...more
Alvin A Thomas
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Story

An excellent story. This should be read by every Bank of America employee as well as any aspiring business person.
Miriam
Aug 24, 2009 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
My cousin Natalie illustrated this. She has always been great at drawing! I can't wait to check it out!
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