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0195019377
Author:
Robert Hessen
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Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (November 13, 1975)
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366 pages
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Hessen, Robert, 1990. Charles M. Schwab Correspondence, Finding Aid for Correspondence Collection, 1891, AI. 994.

Hessen, Robert, 1990. Steel titan: the life of Charles M. Schwab, Pittsburgh, P. University of Pittsburgh Press. 02, Archives Services Center, University of Pittsburgh. The Cyclopædia of American Biography. Collier's New Encyclopedia.

Schwab had a fascinating roller coaster like life and the author, Robert Hessen, does not "sugar coat" the . I read this book hoping for insight into the life of steel titan Charles Schwab equal to Wall's great biography of Schwab's benefactor, Andrew Carnegie.

Schwab had a fascinating roller coaster like life and the author, Robert Hessen, does not "sugar coat" the bad times. What struck me most is how pioneers like Carnegie and Schwab in the steel industry really did resemble modern-day pioneers like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. They all started in an industry, and then were able to visualize new products and processes to take that industry where it had never been before. I found some interesting facts but not a lot of color.

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Business genius and hedonist, Charles Schwab entered the steel industry as an unskilled laborer and within twenty years advanced to the presidency of Carnegie . How did Schwab progress from day laborer to titan of industry?

Business genius and hedonist, Charles Schwab entered the steel industry as an unskilled laborer and within twenty years advanced to the presidency of Carnegie Steel. He later became the first president of . Steel and then founder of Bethlehem Steel. How did Schwab progress from day laborer to titan of industry? Why did Andrew Carnegie and . Morgan select him to manage their multmillion-dollar enterprises? And how did he forfeit their confidence and lose the preseidency of .

Bethlehem Steel was Schwab’s own personal monument. The story is laid in Russia from 1914 to 1920. The characters in the book develop as they cope with the problems of surviving during extremely turbulent times

Bethlehem Steel was Schwab’s own personal monument. He had bought control of the company when it was nothing very much as a sort of personal sideline while he headed the larger enterprise of the newly-formed . His rather flamboyant life-style got him into hot water in the strait-laced society of the early Nineteen Hundreds. The characters in the book develop as they cope with the problems of surviving during extremely turbulent times. They encounter a government that was becoming "more and more oppressive, bigger, more and more total. Bureaucrats had multiplied like germs in a wound. .Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Steel Titan: The Life of Charles M. Schwab. New York, Oxford University Press, 1975.

Robert Hessen (born 1936) is an American economic and business historian. Among the books he has written are Steel Titan: The Life of Charles M. Schwab and In Defense of the Corporation. He is an Objectivist and has authored several books, analyzing business and economic issues from an Objectivist perspective.

The Life of Charles M. Everyone knows that most scholars and all librarians look first at the backofthebook notes and sources; they will be impressed by Robert Hessen's pages. The archives at Bethlehem Steel were opened to him, obviously without strings, by enlightened and intelligent Bethlehem officials. He found there, among other previously unknown primary sources, a biographer's dream: the unpublished, unopened manuscript notes for a biography dictated over a year's time by Charles Michael Schwab.

Biography of Schwab who rose in twenty years from an unskilled laborer in the steel industry to be president of Carnegie Steel, then to lose that position, when his gambling and pleasure-taking came to the notice of Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan. 366 pages; 8 pages of b&w photos; 9 x 6.25 inches.
  • Peles
Anyone interested in the history of business and industry, especially the steel industry, USX or Bethlehem Steel in particular, will love this book. Schwab had a fascinating roller coaster like life and the author, Robert Hessen, does not "sugar coat" the bad times. What struck me most is how pioneers like Carnegie and Schwab in the steel industry really did resemble modern-day pioneers like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. They all started in an industry, and then were able to visualize new products and processes to take that industry where it had never been before. They worked slavishly and took tremendous financial risks, but in the end they were rewarded for their efforts.
  • Banal
I love industrial history and this book gave me so much info on the steel industry.
I am a Bethlehem Steel fan and this book gave me the insight about Charlie Schwab
that I never knew about. Definitely good reading.
Mark
  • Maridor
purchased as a gift for family member. Loved it!!
  • Rindyt
Steel titan is an excellent biography of the industrialist Charles Schwab. An astute operator and manager of people, his effort and policies were a major contributor to the growth of Carnegie Steel in the 1880s and 1890s, until the merger of the JP Morgan steel interests and Carnegie Steel in 1901, creating the behemoth U.S. Steel.

When Schwab left U.S. steel over disagreement on how best to run the combined company, he went on to build up and establish the highly productive Bethlehem Steel. Once could be lucky, but twice, on that scale, and in the highly competitive steel industry? There are lessons to be learned from this man and Steel Titan does a good job of explaining them.

A nice surprise in this book was the detail on how Schwab used incentives at the executive (bonuses for significant profits) and factory floor (bonuses brought home to the productivity of each man).

This is also a cautionary tale. Despite amassing close to US $25mn over his lifetime, he was unable to keep his private life and spending in check which, combined with the Great Depression, ultimately led to him leaving behind a meagre estate.

A high quality biography with lessons on many different levels - human and financial.
  • Dominator
I first became aware of Charles Schwab when reading Andrew Carnegie's autobiography. Carnegie regarded Schwab as a prominent up and comer in industry for both his people skills as well as his work ethic; thus I knew he was someone I wanted to know more about. It is not often that a business book is difficult to put down, particularly one in the steel industry. Hessen delivers an emphatic success as Steel Titan kept me engrossed from start to finish.

Schwab earned recognition by putting together the conglomerate that produced US Steel, the largest steel corporation in history. By convincing Andrew Carnegie to sell his business interests and joining the original JP Morgan to finance the giant new company, Schwab displayed a shrewdness that elevated him to elite status among the kings of deal making.

Schwab became the first man on record to receive a million dollar annual salary in 1901 with US Steel, but left the company within two years due to the inefficiencies he saw being permitted. He purchased Bethlehem Steel, a near insignificant operation at the time, and built it into a giant of its own, second only to US Steel for many years.

Ironically, outside of the business world, Schwab's outlook on life could not have been further from the view of his original mentor, Andrew Carnegie. Schwab was a player, a partier, a high roller, and believed wholeheartedly that it was more morally just to spend frivolously than to give to charity; a thought based on the fact that he was giving back to the economy no matter how he spent his money, something hard to argue. As a result, Schwab, who at one time was worth millions and millions of dollars, spent himself into a near penniless stage dying without any money to his name.

Schwab lived a bold and adventurous life, compounded by all encompassing free spirit and cunning business acumen. If you enjoy the life of business tycoons and earnestly enjoy exploring the ups and downs of a hard lived life, Steel Titan will be of interest to you.
  • Dainris
I read this book hoping for insight into the life of steel titan Charles Schwab equal to Wall's great biography of Schwab's benefactor, Andrew Carnegie. I found some interesting facts but not a lot of color. I wasn't quite sure whether there just wasn't that much genuinely interesting in his life, in addition to his being a successful corporate sort of guy, or whether things were being left out by the author, who is or was part of the Hoover institution at Stanford. I hope Kenneth Warren's life of Schwab (2007) has a richer story to tell.
  • BroWelm
Excellent book to read if you are interested in one of the lesser-remembered "Robber Barons," protege of Andrew Carnegie, and really an extraordinary person. Many of Schwab's business principles would serve executives well today. I enjoyed reading it.