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John D. Rockefeller: The Original Titan - Insight and Analysis into the Life of the Richest Man in American History

Business Biographies and Memoirs - Titans of Industry, Book 3
Auteur(s): J. R. MacGregor
Narrateur(s): Kevin Kollins
Durée: 3 h et 5 min
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Rockefeller was the quintessential industrialist. He created an industry out of nascent oil and gas start-ups during a time when none existed. His strategies and tactics may not have been approved by all, but he was certain he was doing God’s work.

We live in a world today that is based on the actions of John D. Rockefeller. Everything we do and how we live are the result of oil and its power. This inherent structure is based on what one man did when the oil industry was just starting off. He was strategic in his thinking, choosing to enter the refining side of the oil industry instead of the exploring and drilling aspect of it. He started with one refinery and then quickly bought up more than 90 percent of his competitors in the state within a few short years.

The story of Rockefeller as told in this audiobook provides a deep view of the oil industry and is told from a very human and real perspective. It looks at the events that shaped his life, from the shenanigans of his crooked father to the pleasant and philanthropic old man that he became. It is a story that is both instructive and interesting. It is a story of America itself told from the perspective of one of the world’s most successful men who rose from nothing and set the world on its path - a path that we still traverse today almost a century after his passing.

Listen to this audiobook and learn about the conversations and twists and turns that were part of John D. Rockefeller’s life. Feel what he felt as he navigated happiness and disappointment, clarity, and confusion.

What are you waiting for? Listen now to learn about the Original Titan.

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  • Martha Banks
  • 2019-09-18

Extraordinarily good biography

I am late to add my 2 cents to "Titan's" many reviews but I think it better cheered late then not at all. J. R. MacGregor's JD Rockefeller biography is superb in its depth and implications. The boy, the man, the business man, the maker of empire, the villain, and the extraordinarily far sighted philanthropist; his legacy is explored in fascinating depth.

J. R. MacGregor The Original Titan as an altogether different character then I had previously imagined. The strength and character of JD Rockefeller is truly astounding no matter if you love or hate the man. J. R. MacGregor provides the record and evidences to properly posit your opinion of JD Rockefeller. For me, I give JD the highest marks in genius, ingenuity and persistence of character witnessed in a time when there were no rules or comparable non-nation state paradigms to build the truly enormous enterprise.
This is long, superbly enjoyable listen. I have gifted it to several associates.

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  • Christopher Ervin
  • 2019-09-16

A short treatise

I really enjoyed listening the book John D. Rockefeller: A Life From Beginning to End. John D Rockefeller was a very interesting individual he was a ruthless competitor in the marketplace, but he was also highly religious. He conducted the businesses he ran by the rules in the United States at a time when creating monopolies was more or less acceptable. From a young child, he was taught religious values that included tithing and giving away your wealth was a godly practice. This book provided me many insights on the man John the Rockefeller. Of course, if I want to know more about the man I have to look at other books.

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  • Mark Fizer
  • 2020-04-02

Very detailed,

Very detailed, well researched and very readable. Brings the man and the period to life.

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  • Rachel Dale
  • 2020-04-02

Absolutely wonderful

Absolutely wonderful listen . A great in-depth and revealing history into this many faceted giant.

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  • Jordan J Cross
  • 2020-04-02

Very interesting

As always J. R. MacGregor writing is solid. Very interesting life of an oil baron and entrepreneur that blazed a trail and left much carnage on the path to super wealth. Want to better understand some period's of our history? Listen all his books. Well done.

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  • Freya Connor
  • 2020-04-02

I am only half done

I am only half done with this book but enjoy the account. Lots of great quotes and an insight into the business mind of an interesting mogul.

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  • Hollie Hancock
  • 2020-04-02

Very well written

Very well written, what a smart man, before his time. Reminds me to the similar oil barons in Canada by the name of Irvings.

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  • Bradley Marsden
  • 2020-04-02

Great book

John D. Rockefeller lead an extremely interesting and influential life through a great time of change for the world an growth for America. J. R. MacGregor captures his life and time in a very listenable and engaging account. Great book and author.

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  • Terence Rousseau
  • 2020-04-02

I enjoyed this book

I enjoyed listening this book very much. Although it is long, I was listening faster and faster as the chapter went by as he does a good job going through all of the details both compelling and mundane.

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  • Tammy Pesce
  • 2020-04-02

Terrific story

Terrific story about an amazing family. Apparently the Rockefellers were not merely super rich but also charmingly strange, wildly philanthropic and, yes, professionally devious.