Rockefeller: Lord of Oil
By Martin Hedges
The wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history, John D. Rockefeller was one of the greatest tycoons who ever lived.
Rising from humble beginnings as a teenage bookkeeper to founding the Standard Oil Company, a business that would monopolise the American oil industry and control 90% of all the oil in the USA. But what made the man? What were the secrets of his success? And how did Standard Oil achieve such a position of dominance? In this concise, insightful biography-cum-business guide, Martin Hedges identifies the turning points in Rockefeller’s life that allowed him to rise to the top.
Written for a business audience, Hedges pinpoints the key ingredients of Rockefeller’s success – and draws the lessons from his career that apply to entrepreneurs and business executives today. Rockefeller: Lord of Oil is essential reading for anyone with an interest in achieving greatness.