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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 01:54:01 AM »
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Control of self wins the battle, for it means control of others.
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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 01:55:57 AM »
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Only fools get swelled up over money.
--John D. Rockefeller, Sr.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 02:17:56 AM »
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Control of self wins the battle, for it means control of others.
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Good one to remember especially on Mondays…

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 02:32:30 AM »
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Control of self wins the battle, for it means control of others.
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Good one to remember especially on Mondays…

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2013, 02:09:39 AM »
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As he carefully plotted his moves in order to live to one hundred, Rockefeller placed great store in following the same daily schedule down to the second. Whether in prayer or in wholesome recreation, he still had the Puritan's need to employ every hour profitably.

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2014, 01:55:16 AM »
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(Henry) Ford was struck by Rockefeller’s calm, leathery face and keenly observant eyes. “As soon as I saw his face I knew what had made the Standard Oil Company,” he said.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2014, 06:45:57 AM »
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Benjamin Franklin once observed, "I believe long habits of virtue have a sensible effect on the countenance," and Rockefeller's nature became engraved in his aging face. The finely wrinkled, papery flesh told of frugality, the steady gaze of resolute purpose, the masklike face of cunning and craft.


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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2014, 05:48:21 AM »
I'm going through this one now (the audio version). It's a little dry but can be pretty interesting and entertaining in spots.
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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2014, 03:00:01 AM »
I'm going through this one now (the audio version). It's a little dry but can be pretty interesting and entertaining in spots.

Truth be told, the second half of the book is much less interesting than the first one. Either you want to know about philanthropy and family affairs, or you can skip it altogether… And I couldn’t care less about both philanthropy and family affairs! ;)
Yet, imo, the first half is enough to make this book a fantastic read! Mr. Rockefeller has been the richest man, if compared to the size of the economy in which he operated, who ever lived: anyone interested in the accumulation of wealth should study and understand his methods.

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Re: Titan: The Life of John Rockefeller, Sr.
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2014, 03:17:42 PM »
I'm going through this one now (the audio version). It's a little dry but can be pretty interesting and entertaining in spots.

Truth be told, the second half of the book is much less interesting than the first one. Either you want to know about philanthropy and family affairs, or you can skip it altogether… And I couldn’t care less about both philanthropy and family affairs! ;)
Yet, imo, the first half is enough to make this book a fantastic read! Mr. Rockefeller has been the richest man, if compared to the size of the economy in which he operated, who ever lived: anyone interested in the accumulation of wealth should study and understand his methods.

Gio

What are some of his methods you liked? From what I've seen so far, he was a shady businessman that had a dual life (angel in giving and devil in business).  The books does talk about how it's important to have a good work ethic and thrift, which I can agree to.
Paul