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The Resource I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone

I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone

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I love capitalism! : an American story
Title
I love capitalism!
Title remainder
an American story
Statement of responsibility
Ken Langone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. 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. In a series of fascinating stories, Langone shows how he struggled to get an education, break into Wall Street, and scramble for an MBA at night while competing with privileged competitors by day. 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. And he's not shy about discussing, for the first time, his epic legal and PR battle with former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer. His ultimate theme is that free enterprise is the key to giving everyone a leg up. As he writes: This book is my love song to capitalism. Capitalism works! And I'm living proof -- it works for everybody. Blacks and whites and browns and everyone in between. Absolutely anybody is entitled to dream big, and absolutely everybody should dream big. I did. Show me where the silver spoon was in my mouth. I've got to argue profoundly and passionately: I'm the American Dream"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langone, Kenneth G.,
Dewey number
  • 381/.45683092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5.L36
LC item number
L36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Langone, Kenneth G
  • Home Depot (Firm)
  • Businessmen
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New business enterprises
Label
I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 278 pages
Isbn
9780735216242
Lccn
2017056583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006811272
  • (OCoLC)1006811272
  • 2380194
Label
I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 278 pages
Isbn
9780735216242
Lccn
2017056583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006811272
  • (OCoLC)1006811272
  • 2380194

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