Key Insights From:
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
- America changed dramatically in the 19th-century thanks to a combination of key businessmen and an optimistic, adaptive American culture.
- Before Silicon Valley, there was the Connecticut River Valley.
- Jay Gould came from nothing, but he gave tycoons and bankers a run for their money.
- Rockefeller was no saint, but he wasn’t as monstrous as historians suggest.
- During the Industrial Revolution, there was no banker the world trusted more than Pierpont Morgan.