Words of wisdom from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Focusing on Carnegie s most famous essay, The Gospel of Wealth, this book of his writings, published here together for the first time, demonstrates the late steel magnate s beliefs on wealth, poverty, the public good, and capitalism Carnegie s commitment to ensuring and promoting the welfare of his fellow humWords of wisdom from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Focusing on Carnegie s most famous essay, The Gospel of Wealth, this book of his writings, published here together for the first time, demonstrates the late steel magnate s beliefs on wealth, poverty, the public good, and capitalism Carnegie s commitment to ensuring and promoting the welfare of his fellow human beings through philanthropic deeds ranged from donations to universities and museums to establishing than 2,500 public libraries in the English speaking world, and he gave away than 350 million toward those efforts during his lifetime The Gospel of Wealth is an eloquent testament to the importance of charitable giving for the public good.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.
The Gospel of Wealth Essays and Other Writings Words of wisdom from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Focusing on Carnegie s most famous essay The Gospel of Wealth this book of his writings published here together for the first time demo
Oh man, this guy. Yeah, okay. The legacy is giving back of the wealth. Under the hood, however, is an arrogance, a hubris, a fundamental disconnect from the Common Citizen; a certain holier-than-thou in the neoliberal style, "I have managed to achieve greatness, therefore, I know what's best for you." Fellow is certainly anti-tax, perhaps anti-government; anti-lazy, too--after all, who is not?--yet without a whiff of acknowledgement that some are simply unable to achieve even the meanest of food [...]
Andrew Carnegie believed that to die with wealth was to die disgraced. I picked this book up to read his own words on philanthropy. He was a fascinating guy.A few take-aways:1: Generosity should be done in a way that benefits the receiver long-term, not short term. Give knowledge and means to self-accomplishment, not handouts.2: Accumulated wealth should be looked at as a stewardship or trust. It is the responsibility of the holder to find worthy uses for the money and make sure it is given back [...]
I WANT to like Andrew Carnegie. After all, my first "real" job was at the Carnegie Museum, I went to grad school at Carnegie Mellon, and often visited my local Carnegie Library. So he must be a good guy, right? In the world of philanthropy, I've heard "The Gospel of Wealth" spoken of in positive terms. But, wow, it's really quite different from what I imagined. I was shocked to read what Carnegie thought about wealth and its proper distribution. The book contains more than that one essay, and th [...]
Because I do not have much background in business education, I found this book quite informative. Carnegie's essays also discuss his experience with being a tycoon, and generalizing these experiences, though I wonder if rich people are more diverse.
Fascinating examination of the distribution of wealth from the perspective of one of the major philanthropists of the 20th century. Carnegie's views on philanthropic giving are thought-provoking and surprising!
Andrew Carnegie's not your average millionaire, he's probably one of the only wealthy businessmen to evoke such philosophical significance and empiricism that it truly captures and epitomizes the true worth of a wealthy individual and that of being a philanthropist.
Only by studying the lives of others can you even begin to understand anything about them. This is merely a sampling of this man's process of thought.