The Gospel of Wealth: And Other Timely Essays (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)

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T is a great pleasure to tell how I served my apprenticeship as a business man. But there seems to be a question preceding this: Why did I become a business man? I am sure that I should never have selected a business career if I had been permitted to choose.

The eldest son of parents who were themselves poor, I had, fortunately, to begin to perform some useful work in the world while still very young in order to earn an honest livelihood, and was thus shown even in early boyhood that my duty was to assist my parents and, like them, become, as soon as possible, a bread-winner in the family. What I could get to do, not what I desired, was the question.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781440070921
ISBN-10: 144007092X
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: April 21st, 2018
Pages: 332
Language: English