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

I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone

Label
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
Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone has seen it all on his way from childhood poverty to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. This story of his unlikely rise and controversial career is 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. 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 New York 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."
Summary
Through a series of incredible stories, the co-founder of Home Depot, former director of the New York Stock Exchange and a world-class philanthropist finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career, in a passionate defense of the American Dream
Biography type
autobiography
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10665252
Cataloging source
DLC
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Langone, Kenneth G.,
Dewey number
  • 381/.45683092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5.L36
LC item number
L36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Langone, Kenneth G
  • Home Depot (Firm)
  • Businessmen
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New business enterprises
  • American Dream
  • Long Island (N.Y.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American story
Label
I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
21434099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735216242
Lccn
2017056583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006811272
Label
I love capitalism! : an American story, Ken Langone
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
21434099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735216242
Lccn
2017056583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006811272

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