A Gripping and Sobering Tale: Ron Chernow’s Biography of Rockefeller and the Lessons it Holds

About four years ago, economic historian Ron Chernow completed his multi-year work, Titan (Vintage, 2004). The book’s title mirrors its heft. This is nothing short of a titanic feat. In his capstone text, Chernow has delivered a rich, engrossing, exhaustively detailed portrait of one of history’s most fascinating economic figures, the oilman, John D. Rockefeller, [Read More...]

Aggressive Sales Tactics and the Fear and Loathing They Create

Have you been shopping recently and found yourself not so much helped by store staff but accosted? My wife has had this experience a number of times in past months. She’s gone out to the mall, browsed in a few stores, and had upwards of ten store employees stop her in the span of about [Read More...]


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