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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2013, 09:06:07 AM »
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Despite her constant reluctance, Rockefeller pursued her with quiet persistence; in love as in business, he had a longer time frame, a more settled will, than other people.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2013, 08:28:03 AM »
Gio, my favorite quote was

"I would have every man a capitalist, every man, woman, and child.  I would have everyone save his earnings, not squander it; own the industries, owns the railroads, own the telegraph lines."
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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 03:02:47 AM »
Gio, my favorite quote was

"I would have every man a capitalist, every man, woman, and child.  I would have everyone save his earnings, not squander it; own the industries, owns the railroads, own the telegraph lines."

Jay,
great quote indeed! But I haven’t got to that one yet… I bought this book some years ago, after finishing “Poor Charlie’s Almanack”, but without the aid of an audiobook, I had always postponed its reading. Now that the audiobook is finally available, I am literally devouring it! And I am just quoting the most interesting ideas I encounter as the audiobook proceeds. Hope some people might find those ideas as useful as they are for me! :)

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2013, 01:48:25 AM »
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As always, the greater the tumult, the cooler Rockefeller became, and a strange calm settled over him when his collegues were most disconcerted.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 02:32:43 AM »
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He believed there was a time to think and then a time to act. He brooded over problems and quietly matured plans over extended periods. Once ha had made up his mind, however, he was no longer troubled by doubts and pursued his vision with undeviating faith.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 12:05:35 AM »
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It has always been my rule in business to make everything count. To make every cent something. I never go into an enterprise unless I feel sure it is coming out all right.
--John D. Rockefeller, Sr.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 10:24:57 PM »
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He believed there was a time to think and then a time to act. He brooded over problems and quietly matured plans over extended periods. Once ha had made up his mind, however, he was no longer troubled by doubts and pursued his vision with undeviating faith.


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One of my favorite lines from a phenomenal book

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2013, 10:27:10 PM »
Thanks for telling us about the audiobook!
I believe I have gio to thank.
I've been listening to it the past two weeks in the car. Almost finished.
I wish the iPod with audible.com would let me speed it up faster than 2x to go through it even quicker.

I intend to start on the frackers next.

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2013, 10:45:32 PM »
I wish the iPod with audible.com would let me speed it up faster than 2x to go through it even quicker.

LOL!! I have never even tried to listen at 2x speed… That’s why it takes me so long to finish an audiobook!! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 03:46:20 PM »


I wish the iPod with audible.com would let me speed it up faster than 2x to go through it even quicker.


LOL!! I have never even tried to listen at 2x speed… That’s why it takes me so long to finish an audiobook!! ;D ;D ;D

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I discovered it by accident s few months ago.
It's a lifesaver. Especially for the books that are longer than 20 hours or I probably would never finish.:)