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A Foreign Affair: Carnegie Comes to America
“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb,” said Andrew Carnegie. Indeed, Carnegie was more than willing to climb that ladder, reaching new heights of success in his adopted home of America. As founder of the multi-million dollar Carnegie Steel Company and one of the most generous philanthropists in history, Carnegie established his legacy as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.
A Tough Life: Carnegie Makes Good with Steel
By the late 1880s, Carnegie had established himself as the world’s largest manufacturer of raw iron, steel-rails and coke. After purchasing rival Homestead Steel Works in 1888, Carnegie integrated his assets together under the Carnegie Steel Company. Worth an estimated $25 million, Carnegie became the proud owner of the world’s largest steel company.
Lesson #1: Go Above and Beyond
“If all you do is work faithfully and conscientiously, the verdict in such cases generally is that you perform your present duties so well that you had better continue to perform them,” said Carnegie.
Lesson #2: Invest In Yourself
“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled,” said Carnegie.
Lesson #3: Focus Your Sights
“Here is the prime condition of success, the great secret,” said Carnegie. “Concentrate your energy, thought, and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it; adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.”
Lesson #4: Aim High
“Aim for the highest,” said Carnegie. “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”
Lesson #5: Give Back
"I couldn't imagine," Carnegie said upon his retirement, "what I could ever do with so much money."
The First Billion-Dollar Success Story: How Carnegie Did It
He was a poor immigrant whose name would soon be unforgettable in his adopted country. America would never be able to repay the contribution this Scotsman would make to their homeland. By creating the world’s first billion-dollar company, and then proceeding to give most of his profits away, Carnegie cemented his legacy in history. How did this one time casualty of war go on to become one of the most memorable figures in the world?
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Andrew Carnegie Biography
When he was alive, Andrew Carnegie was the second richest man and the founder of the most powerful corporation in the world. Thus, from his humble beginnings in Scotland to his rise to the top of the industrial world in the United States, there is no shortage of information on the biography of Andrew Carnegie.
Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business
Perhaps more than any other entrepreneur, the one that has come to most symbolize the process of industrialization and the rise of big business in America is none other than Andrew Carnegie. Born in Scotland when the United Kingdom was in the early phase of its own industrialization, Andrew Carnegie came to the United States at a time that would prove to be rife with opportunity for the ambitious young entrepreneur.
Carnegie Art Museum
When Andrew Carnegie thought about a museum collection, he envisioned creating a haven for “the old masters of tomorrow.” In 1895, that vision was realized with the founding of the Carnegie Art Museum. Today, that very Carnegie Art Museum remains one of the four pillars of the Carnegie Institute, along with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Science Center. Located in Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Art Museum has a growing international reputation as one of the foremost leaders for the presentation of contemporary art, and remains as innovative as the day it first opened.
Andrew Carnegie Gospel of Wealth
In 1889, steel magnate and self-made millionaire Andrew Carnegie wrote an essay that would go on to change the way many of the world’s richest thought about their wealth and the responsibility that came along with it. “The Gospel of Wealth” was Andrew Carnegie’s attempt to infuse the business world – especially the upper class of self-made millionaires – with a new sense of philanthropy.
Carnegie Science Center
Opened on October 5, 1991, the Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. However, it has a long and rich history as one of the four distinctive museums that make up the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Together, these institutions date back over 110 years.
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