Captains of Industry Essays
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There were many individuals who contributed to the advancement of America during the industrial revolution. Most of these individuals were labeled either robber barons or captains of industry. Captains of industry typically led in truthful, hard-working ways to the nation. However, the robber barons were dishonest and plotted against the nation. “One of the most notorious robber barons of the time was Jay Gould. By working as an American railroad executive, financier, and speculator, Gould went from a childhood of...
The factors that go into the creation of America as a worldwide industrial leader are numerous and deeply interwoven, but a prime sources are the development and implantation of new technology, and the exploitation of workers. If there was an ethos that defined American industrialism, it was “make it faster”. In the early half of the 19th century, this had been experienced with the creation of steamboats, then canals, and then railroads, creating the ability to devote large areas of...
Is enough ever enough? A happy employee of any company who has job satisfaction in activity, wages, and benefits will change companies if offered the same job with better wages and better benefits. A Fortune 500 company is not likely to hire an candidate for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who says they will do nothing to increase profit margins or reduce production costs. The human condition pushes individuals to want to improve their situation, even when they have enough. Though...