Captains of Industry

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It was the Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius who said, “A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.” The truth of this statement is expands far past the ruins of an Ancient Rome and into the coffers of those great businessmen of America who changed the face of commerce in this country during the latter years of the nineteenth century and on into the twentieth century. Men such as Cornelius …

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…was made of railroad, steel, and oil. These giants forced new trends in business, which paved the path for the predecessors. Many of their tactics were not as ethical as they were successful, but without them, the economy would possibly have stayed stagnant for many more decades. Modern industrial leaders produce nothing near the mass of the Rockefeller’s or the others. Still, they owe it all to these original men of commerce. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**