Andrew Carnegie was born outside of the country but moved early. At an early age he learned a very valuable skill for work. He worked for a Tom scott in his railroad business. Carnegie did his best to be friendly to his employees. He sold his business to Morgan and donated money.
First, he was a steel tycoon and a wise businessman. He did smart investments to start his own company. He was devoted to education. He spent a large sum of his money opening libraries, and institute. Carnegie was an innovator.
John D. Rockefeller gave away $540 million dollars before his death at the age of 97. With this money he created two, of the world's greatest research companies and helped pull the American South out of poverty. Without Rockefeller’s gracious donations to our country through education, medical, and donations to help our country, he most definitely was a Captain of Industry which helped our country get to where we are today. Captain of Industry is a fancy term of saying that this person has helped our country thrive and get to where we are today. John D. Rockefeller is a prime example of a great leader and a captain of industry, without him we would not have the successful oil business we have today.
The first way that the economy was impacted was that with the ease and efficiency of the railroads, they created a large demand for goods and labor because they needed a lot of people to help build the railroads and also needed a large quantity of steel for the rails and wood for the railroad ties. Secondly the railroads created a huge national market because of the simplicity of delivering goods from place to place. The railroads helped the people in even the most rural place prosper with the cost efficient transportation of the trains. From 1830 to 1861, the United States laid aproximately 30,000 miles of railroad track, which led to an increase in demand for coal which was used to produce iron for the
Stein shares, “My father was the first Stein in all history, as far as we know, to have accumulated any real capital. He did that by getting a fine education at Williams College and then at the University of Chicago. He was a stone genius, and among his many aspects of genius was that he knew that he must regularly convert his human capital - his intelligence and education and connections - into financial capital: namely, savings.” By using this story Ben Stein uses ethos because he is a credible source in the situation. He shares this story in spite of trying to prove a point to his son Tommy, that his grandfather started a very important task in life by working hard and saving while he could in order to be successful and for his family to have the opportunity to be successful as well. Stein is very effective by sharing this story to make the point to Tommy that he needs to work hard and continue the
In 1968, and MacDonald & Owen Company started their company. Archie Macdonald, who already was very successful in the lumber company business decided to take a risk and start his own company Mr. Macdonald built his company upon” high-quality and unbelievable service” that is still the drive of MacDonald & Owen today. “Profits will come if you just do it right”, is a quote that is used with MacDonald & Owen’s employees and this slogan continues to dictate all business transactions with the company’s customers and vendors alike. In 2001 leadership of MacDonald & Owen was fully turned over from Archie MacDonald to its current owner, David Twite. Mr. Twite has been president & owner of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company for 15 years and since he
Many historians credit his wealth to his perseverance and his cold-hearted business strategies. History books will preach about him being a self-made man. Yes, Andrew Carnegie was a brilliant business man, but it was the opportunities given to him that allowed him to even be a businessman. It was his father and the generations before him that set the stepping stones in front of him, thus making his an outlier. Andrew Carnegie’s first job was the biggest influence on his business and success.
Winston Churchill was born in Oxford on November 30, 1874. Since he was a young man, his ultimate goal was to succeed in life. He eventually made his way into politics and became one of the most successful wartime leaders in history. Winston Churchill portrayed a number of traits and characteristics of a team manager, transformational leader, and an adaptive leader. As a team manager, he was always visible during the war and took care of his troops.
This left his son incharge of the company as it continued to grow. The John Deere Company was a huge success and still lives on today. It has expanded its expertise in to not only farming equipment but lawn management, construction, and forestry equipment too. The John Deere company was also helped out in the Great Depression. It was known for its generosity.
General George S. Patton is an influential figure in American History for a multitude of reasons. His primary contributions were made through his efforts during World War I and World War II. The thing that makes Patton stand out the most is how well he could command his soldiers and his tank crew. Through the years of George Patton’s life, he spent most of his days making himself a better man as well as a better commander and soldier while fighting for the United States Army. His life spanned sixty years from birth on November 11, 1885 to death on December 21, 1945, caused a tragic motor vehicle accident in Heidelberg Germany.
Firs of all it shows us an elephant, this mean the construction of the railroad that was very real and it had a lot of polemic. These chapters say that the bill of the railroad acted when Lincoln signed the construction (Pacific Railroad Act) Judah telegraphed his partners of the project and said that the elephant was done, so all he wanted was to revise if he can take advantage of it. The flexibility of his partners also contradicted the engineering of Judah. Lincoln died in April 1865 before the Civil War end. But Lincoln’s death was not a limit for the railroad because the Americans looked to bright it to the West and the East for Sierra Nevada in California.
He was paid a low wage of $1.20 per week. Carnegie slowly moved his way up with jobs and soon he got a job in a sleeping car company. This led to Carnegie’s early success in the railroad business. During the Civil War, Carnegie invested in oil, worked in transportation for the U.S. War Department and became interested in the steel and iron business. When the Civil War ended, he focused more on the steel business and decided to pursue a career in the
How I chose my topic I chose my topic on Andrew Carnegie and the steel empire. I chose this topic because i thought that the steel industry was very interesting and all of the engineering and how andrew carnegie was the richest man in the late eighteen hundreds. It was very intriguing how he donated a lot of his money towards other companies to help them strive. Something that caught my attention was the engineering that goes into all of the stuff he did because i love engineering and all about it and the math that you have to do on top of the problem solving. How I conducted my research I conducted my research by searching up “Andrew Carnegie” on the internet and finding some reliable resources.
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish native that emigrated to Allegheny, Pennsylvania when he was a young boy. Through rigorous work, reading, and dedication Andrew Carnegie became one of the wealthiest men in history. In this autobiography Andrew Carnegie explains the story of being an immigrant who goes through numerous obstacles and struggles, however, rises to the top. Carnegie’s autobiography was moving and extremely powerful for being one of the first of its kind in the 1900s. He starts as a telegrapher and with hard work and complete devotion to being the best, becomes the captain of industry and steel magnate.