He will pound you in the ground with his acknowledging he's been extremely lucky. Creative destruction defines the process that drives productivity growth. As he writes:This book is my love song to capitalism. Too often today companies only care about their bottom line and are happy to get rid of their people. Great inspiring zero to a hundred story and I really liked his love for capitalism that comes out of these pages. I really enjoyed the book and some of the anecdotes were priceless.
And I'm living proof -- it works for everybody. He worked hard and was diligent in what he was doing. He is well-focused on people and workers as a significant part of the equation - their compensation, not so much except at the executive level. Recount of Ken Langone life and his connection with Home Depot How he went about pursuing his life and ended up doing what he love and making it rich. Ken Langone speaks openly on news forums and answered questions about his new outspoken book encouraging capitalism.
And I'm living proof -- it works for everybody. There was an awful lot of description of financial and legal dealings that weren't always super interesting, though the book was brief, so they didn't drag. And I completely agree with his last summations too. Chip was playing to win while the directors of the company he founded were playing not to lose. He has given away large portions of his wealth to various charities, and he has treated those who work for him with dignity, fairness, and respect.
One suspects he'd be at the top in any economic system. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. His greatest opportunity came in the form of Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank when they were fired from their jobs and wanted to start a home improvement store. I like him even more after reading this book. They called themselves the Three Rancheros. If a billionaire takes the time to do the audiobook himself you know he really cares about how his story comes across. He is quick to speak his mind, quick to make up his mind, and quick to make a million bucks.
He had a wealth of experiences that he was able to leverage to put him in a position to alter his career trajectory. I like him even more after reading this book. Recommended reading for young people who underestimate themselves and have lost hope. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Written and read by billionaire Ken Langone, the cofounder of Home Depot.
I knew nothing of this book nor anything about the author other than what I could guess from the cover, so I'm definitely coming from a place of ignorance. The title of the book made me think that it would be promoting the benefits of capitalism only. Ken reminds us of a very important lesson—that capitalism does work. He won the game of capitalism, and shares his rags to riches story with one mundane detail after another including what seems the name of every person he has ever met. His ultimate theme is that free enterprise is the key to giving everyone a leg up. A fascinating story of a fascinating man, and an example of what can be achieved when someone works hard, refuses to give up, learns from their mistakes, and always pushed forward. So sad, he may have been a financial genius, but like so many of us, when was he home to hearth and family?.
The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. New York Times Bestseller Iconoclastic entrepreneur and New York legend Ken Langone tells the compelling story of how a poor boy from Long Island became one of America's most successful businessmen. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream -- of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic. He shares how he learned how to evaluate what a business is worth and apply his street smarts to 8-figure and 9-figure deals. He tells the story of how he reached the American Dream. He shares how he learned how to evaluate what a business is worth and apply his street smarts to eight-figure and nine-figure deals. I liked his colloquialisms and his use of exclamation points and his occasionally folksy tone.
Expecting his success was like the Menards in the home improvement materials business. The author recounts the most key events of his life and teaches us-in addition to many of the benefits of capitalism-many lessons that will serve not only our business and professional lives, but also our personal lives. I've watched Ken Langone interviewed on television and liked him. He came from a hungry kid to a corporate giant whose net worth is beyond his wildest dreams. In fairness, after reading the book, his luck is defined by preparation meeting opportunity. Two other factors, however, trouble the authors most: The unsustainable growth of entitlements and our increasing unwillingness to accept the costs of creative destruction. I read this book for my company book group finished just in time- the meeting is this week and it was an easy sell.
I Love Capitalism fully captures the magnitude of that force, and the story of one of the most recognizable figures in business and an American treasure. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. But this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled deal making. You might have to look harder for them, then in my day, but they are there. And produces the most for the most. Get your copy now and take out a pencil, pen, or whatever digital technology to jot down, implement, and make solid changes happen.
He fails to present a logical argument of his philosophy on capitalism the title of the book , aside from his stories of the hundreds of businesses and people he has owned over a lifetime, and his piles of cash of which he donates a large portion. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream -- of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic. Note to readers: This is a companion guide based on Ken Langone's I love Capitalism: An American Story This is meant to enhance and aid your reading experience, not to replace it. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the Stern School and on the Board of Trustees of New York University, as well as serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York University Medical Center. When you take away from me my sense of personal belief in myself, nothing is left.