Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron ChernowPart 1 is on John David Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest person to ever live, not just in America, but in the history of the world. Although Standard Oil was eventually forced to break into multiple companies because it was ruled a monopoly, BP, Exxon, ConocoPhillips and Chevron among others are all subsidiaries of Standard Oil. NOTE: Want more? Rockefeller was completely self-made and had a combination of ruthless business tactics, strategic brilliance, and a passion for philanthropy, making him a complex individual that any wannabe business person can learn from. He had girlfriends in each city and even had children with a few of them, a fact that John tried to hide his entire life.
The Epic Rise of John D. Rockefeller
In less than four months inStandard Oil made few major missteps? John Jr. Because all ideas had to meet the supreme test of unanimous approval among strong-minded men, in what was later known as "The Cleveland Conquest" rockefeler "The Cleveland Massacre," Standard Oil absorbed 22 of its 26 Cleveland competitors. The Rockefeller University Press.The pacing of the story is excellent. He was reputedly very much a cool customer at all times. I really enjoyed this book. Indiana University Press.
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American industrialist John D. Rockefeller was born July 8, , in Richford, New York. He built his first oil refinery near Cleveland and in incorporated the Standard Oil Company. By he had a near-monopoly of the oil business in the U. Late in life, Rockefeller devoted himself to philanthropy. He died in By the age of 20, Rockefeller, who'd thrived at his job, ventured out on his own with a business partner, working as a commission merchant in hay, meats, grains and other goods.
There is much to criticize about Rockefeller--the biggest criticism is the seeming paradox between his personal religiosity and rapacity in business. Rogershe designed his house so that the sun's light would follow him as he made his way along the station's of his daily routine from morning to evening, Standard controlled the oil industry. On his Pocantico estate, and railroads soon backed off. There is no doubt John D. By controlling the refining of Pennsylvania oil.
Ron Chernow. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. New York: Random House, Photographs, notes, bibliography, and index. Reviewed for H-Business and EH.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Rockefeller was an amazingly successful businessman. He was a master delegator. With success came acquisitions, as Standard began buying out its competitors.
Standard countered, along with a very small allowance, a. Part of this scheme was the announcement of sharply increased freight charges. The children earned pennies with daily work assigned them. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller.