Money & Power
" The project reveals a sharp eye for details and even sharper personalities. . . .The book tells stories with colorful messages."
– Toronto Globe and Mail
" Quite intriguing."
" Money and Power offers essential insight into the forces that drive the West’ s great economic engine."
– Executive Edge, Continental magazine
" Refreshing simple . . . intriguing tales."
– Business 2.0
" A gripping journey."
– PA Centre Daily Times
" Means extracts some valuable lessons for today."
– Fort Worth Star-Telegram
This companion book to CNBC’ s acclaimed documentary Money and Power provides an expansive global view of the moguls and dynasties that have defined business in the last millennium. Deftly tracing the movement of trade, banking, industry, and commerce from East to West, from ancient times to modern, it offers important lessons that are of timeless value– and inspiration for the next generation of groundbreakers and visionaries of business.
Foreword by David Grubin. Introduction. St. Godric: God and Profit. Cosimo de' Medici: Putting Money to Work. Philip II: Wealth without Wisdom. Tulipmania: Sharing the Greed. James Watt and Matthew Boulton: Turning Evolution into Revolution. The Transcontinental Railroad: Rouges and Visionaries. J. Pierpont Morgan: The American Colossus. John D. Rockefeller: Organizing the Octopus. Henry Ford: Building Cars and the Markets for Them. Robert Woodruff: The Brand's the Thing. Time Warner: Turning Opposite Cultures to Common Advantage. Bill Gates and Cyberspace: The Dematerialized Future. Acknowledgments. Source Notes. Photo Credits. Index.
HOWARD MEANS is a former senior editor at Washingtonian magazine and an award-winning writer; he is the author/coauthor of several books, including The 500 Year Delta; The Visionary's Handbook; Colin Powell: A Biography; The Banana Sculptor, the Purple Lady, and the All-Night Swimmer; and the novel C.S.A. DAVID GRUBIN is a producer, director, writer, and cinematographer who has won eight Emmy awards and three prizes from the Writer's Guild.