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Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends : The Business Adventures of Mark Twain, Chronic Speculator and Entrepreneur (Hardcover)

Author: Krass, Peter

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Mark Twain was not only a legendary author and humorist; he was also a successful businessman in a variety of ventures. He founded his own publishing house where he made a killing of $2.5 million in todays dollars by publishing General Ulysses S. Grants memoirs. He was a venture capitalist who made significant investments in some 20 start-up firms and inventions. He was a Wall Street investor with a sizable stock portfolio. He was a pioneer in salesmanship, a brilliant public speaker, and a hard-nosed negotiator. He even set aside writing Huckleberry Finn to focus on his own inventions, which included a childrens game he patented in 1885 and a self-adhesive scrapbook that turned a profit. From this tremendous breadth of experience, Twain became a savvy businessman in his own right. This book will be a thorough look at Twain's life as a successful man of business.


Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780471933373
SKU 203092961
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0471933376
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0278
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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