ANDREW CARNEGIE: GIANT OF INDUSTRY: Essay

English_Master May 11, 2016 No Comments
ANDREW CARNEGIE: GIANT OF INDUSTRY Andrew Carnegie, the “King of Steel”, the benevolent employer, the giant of industry, was among the greatest influ­ences of the second industrial revolution. It is sometimes ques­tioned whether Carnegie was the ruthless, sneaky steel tyrant some made him out to be, or the generous, benevolent educa­tion benefactor he appeared to be. I believe him to be a com­bination of both, but more so the great giant of industry. Carnegie was the classic rags to riches story, the penni­less immigrant who made it big in the land of opportunity. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and migrated to America in 1848 at the age of 13. His first job was in a cotton mill, earning a measly $1.20 each week. Carnegie was ambitious and determined though and by the next year had gotten a job in a Pittsburg telegraph office. It was here he got his foot on the door to the business of Pittsburg. This al­lowed him to begin a job at the Pennsylvania Railroad as a secretary to the railroad official, Thomas Scott. By making wise choices, taking control of situations and making smart investments, he soon began climbing the ladder of success. Scott immediately noticed Carnegie as a valuable asset to the...
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