Entrepreneurs who changed the world and how they did it
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Nobody has ever isolated what makes great entrepreneursgreat, but that doesn't stop people from trying. Businesshistorian Maury Klein takes on the question in The Change Makers: From Carnegie to Gates, HowGreat Entrepreneurs Transformed Ideas into Industries(Times Books), which compares and contrasts Americanentrepreneurial legends. He looks at how Thomas Edison and EdwinLand generated creativity, how Jay Gould and Bill Gates battledantitrust regulators, what the entrepreneurs did on their own timeand more.
Klein uncovers many differences. Railroad magnate E.H. Harriman,for example, eagerly spent money on anything that might improve histracks, while retailer J.C. Penney made a ritual of re-using bitsof paper and string.
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