Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow

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I just finished reading the book Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow.

John D. Rockefeller was a mystery, even to his closest friends and family. He was a living contradiction: a ruthless oil baron, who amassed an incredible fortune by driving competitors to the point of bankruptcy by any means possible; and a deeply religious man who shunned displays of wealth, went to Church every Sunday, loved his family, and gave away most of his fortune to charity.

Who was John D. Rockefeller? This book explores his life, character and business tactics. It’s worth reading for the business lessons alone. Rockefeller was a genius. His vision, management techniques, and global strategy were way ahead of his time. He was also a complex human being with all the flaws and virtues of a truly great man.

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