The Empire of Business

Andrew CARNEGIE (1835 - 1919)

This collection of essays by Scottish-American steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie, gathered from various periodicals and first published in book form in 1902, provides insight into one of history’s richest and most notable entrepreneurs/philanthropists. Carnegie shares his outlook on the economic situation in America at the turn of the 20th century, the state of the US oil, coal, rail, and steel industries, the relationship between capital and labour, individualism vs. socialism, the public/private sector partnership, the upward climb of humanity into prosperity, the importance of land and population, trade and the best uses of tariffs, etc. He also discusses the personal rewards of hard work, integrity, thrift, how to accumulate wealth, cultivation of the lifelong reading habit, use of libraries, and other advice for achieving success. Included is one of his most famous little essays, "The Three Legged Stool". - Summary by Michele Fry

Genre(s): Business & Economics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. The Road To Business Success - A Talk To Young Men KevinS
00:25:02
Play 02 II. The Common Interest of Labour and Capital Michele Fry
00:32:40
Play 03 III. Thrift As A Duty KevinS
00:07:30
Play 04 IV. How To Win Fortune Tina Ding
00:38:32
Play 05 V. Wealth and Its Uses Tina Ding
00:49:49
Play 06 VI. Anglo-American Trade Relations Michele Fry
00:22:47
Play 07 VII. Business, Part 1 William Allan Jones
00:33:39
Play 08 VIII. Business Part 2 William Allan Jones
00:27:57
Play 09 IX. The Three-Legged Stool Wayne Cooke
00:04:33
Play 10 X. Railroads, Past and Present Joanne Turner
00:17:49
Play 11 XI. Wealth, Part 1 Tom Carroll
00:35:45
Play 12 XII. Wealth, Part 2 Tom Carroll
00:32:59
Play 13 XIII. Labour Michele Fry
00:44:17
Play 14 XIV. Wages Joanne Turner
00:15:52
Play 15 XV. Thrift Wayne Cooke
00:04:59
Play 16 XVI. The Land Danetrain
00:19:05
Play 17 XVII. Individualism versus Socialism djpentz
00:27:45
Play 18 XVIII. Variety versus Uniformity dqtcat
00:16:20
Play 19 XIX. Family Relations dqtcat
00:15:27
Play 20 XX. The Long March Upward Wayne Cooke
00:11:59
Play 21 XXI. My Experience with Railway Rates and Rebates Joanne Turner
00:36:02