By Rob Tarr
Andrew Carnegie arrived in America as a destitute immigrant in his youth, and rose to become the richest man in the world by the turn of the 20th century. Carnegie was one of the pioneers in building and running a large-scale business (ultimately creating the largest steel company in the world), and was a genius in organizing men to productive purposes. We'll examine the steps by which Carnegie rose from abject poverty to spectacular wealth—as well as examining the premises and virtues that formed his character, which in turn enabled him to achieve this success.
This lecture was recorded at the 2006 Objectivist Summer Conference in Boston, MA.
(MP3 download; 91 min., with Q & A, 65.51 MB)