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March 5, 2008

News & Opinion: Robber Baron

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 8:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


The new biography, Robber Baron, is about the streetcar magnet, Charles Tyson Yerkes, who was instrumental in Chicago's Loop Elevated and the London Underground. Check out the life of one of the most interesting entrepreneur's of the nineteenth century in this new book. It was put out earlier this year and promises to by quite a read! Personally, I always think by going forward in life and business, we do need to look back on occasion to get perspective and insight from those who have led the way before us. The life of Mr. Yerkes is a great one and well worth some attention paid to him.
Here's what was said about the book by John Franch so far:
"A superb biography: The research is thorough, the prose is clear, the narrative is compelling and the judgments are fair." - Wall Street Journal
"Robber Brown is a welcome addition to the surprisingly small shelf of full-length biographies of Chicago's storied entrepreneurs and can be read for profit by anyone intrigues by one of the most notorious of the men to have built the material foundations on which the city's prosperity has come to rest." - Chicago Tribune