By Jim Romeo
Business’s so much Wanted™: the pinnacle 10 publication of company Greed, Eccentric marketers, and administration Oddities, via Jim Romeo, chronicles the simplest and worst of yankee company background from colonial instances to the current. it is loaded with pleasing lists detailing every little thing from the bottom CEO golfing handicaps to bizarre innovations, unconventional headquarters, profitable companies that begun on someone’s kitchen desk, and different a laugh and enlightening subject matters. Which Wall road wizards have been avid card avid gamers? Which nice company leaders have been followed? What are the main socially dependable company cultures? Who in company the US completed the rank of Eagle Scout? Which company leaders be afflicted by dyslexia? Which company commandos by no means went to varsity? Which agencies provide the simplest manufacturing unit excursions? You’ll meet criminals, research Wall highway slang, or even pay attention the stories of a few of America’s quirkiest tycoons. With dozens of top-ten lists on a myriad of topics, Jim Romeo presents a special and sometimes hilarious glance contained in the enterprise international. we all know who Donald Trump is, yet you’ll be brought to 1000s of different figures within the company area and research attention-grabbing evidence approximately their businesses. It’s all the following, from the oldest company in the United States, J.E. Rhodes & Sons (est. 1702), to the dot-com agencies that exploded at the scene within the Nineties. historical past buffs, businessmen and businesswomen, and somebody with an curiosity within the lighter facet of the company global will take pleasure in this irreverent examine the icons and goats of yank company heritage.
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9. H. C. HAYNES If form follows function, Haynes seemed to discover that fact. While working as a barber’s apprentice, Haynes realized that he needed to be able to resharpen the razor. He used a leather sharpening strap, often located right at the chair, to sharpen the razor. The barber/inventor came up with the in- ................. 11285$ $CH9 03-31-05 09:34:54 PS PAGE 40 The Coming of the African American Business 41 vention of the leather ‘‘razor strop’’ in 1899. He went on to sell his innovation and profit from it.
He has given away nearly one third of his $7 billion of net worth to his philanthropic interests. 5. TED TURNER (1938– ) Listen to him for a while and you may conclude that he doesn’t sound like such a nice guy at all. Although his father ................. 11285$ $CH4 03-31-05 09:34:28 PS PAGE 18 Businessmen Philanthropists Worth Talking About 19 Museum of American Financial History John D. Rockefeller gave away some $540 million, which equates to about $6 billion in today’s dollars. 2 billion.
But this wiseguy is truly wise underneath and also quite adamant about giving and philanthropy. Turner is notable for giving away nearly 65 percent of his wealth—an inordinate proportion for any philanthropist. His $1 billion donation to the United Nations was specified to be made in ten equal payments over a ten-year period. It was the largest single philanthropic donation in history. 6. BILL GATES (1955– ) It’s hard to talk about Bill Gates without mentioning his philanthropy. The Harvard dropout founded Microsoft and created an astounding accumulation of wealth.