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Radicals & Visionaries | [Thaddeus Wawro]

Radicals & Visionaries

The 20th century marked an era of unprecedented progress, growth, and ingenuity. In this entertaining and intriguing collection of profiles, you meet 36 of the groundbreaking entrepreneurs who fueled this explosion of achievement and shaped our modern world. Radicals & Visionaries reveals the complete stories of both the legendary masters of enterprise and the unsung entrepreneurial heroes.
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The 20th century marked an era of unprecedented progress, growth, and ingenuity. In this entertaining and intriguing collection of profiles, you'll meet 36 of the groundbreaking entrepreneurs who fueled this explosion of achievement and shaped our modern world.

Radicals & Visionaries reveals the complete stories of both the legendary masters of enterprise and the unsung entrepreneurial heroes. You'll discover little-known facts and learn secrets about:

  • A.P. Giannini, the greengrocer with no financial experience who took on "the suits" and founded the world's largest bank.
  • Ron Popeil, the part-time carnival huckster whose late-night TV commercials for kitchen gadgets kicked off the infomercial phenomenon.
  • Former cabaret singer Coco Chanel, who thumbed her nose at the suffocating styles of the 19th century and sparked a fashion revolution that still influences designers today.

    From the turn-of-the-century capitalists who ushered in the industrial age to the mass-market moguls who molded pop culture, Radicals & Visionaries is a lively, revealing, and often astonishing chronicle of the lives and accomplishments of the most influential entrepreneurs of the past 100 years.

    © and (P) Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

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      "Lot less exiting than the title"

      Radicals and Visionaries sounds exiting but unfortunately this is just 8 to 10 minute profiles of important businesspeople. The profiles is only scraching the surface and the book quickly becomes boring to listen to. I listened to the first 2 or 3 profiles and then deleted the book from my Ipod. Hear the sample before you buy.

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      Stan Byron, GA, USA 05-13-07
      Stan Byron, GA, USA 05-13-07
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      "Don't bother...."

      There is nothing in this title worth spending any money on. Motivational stories like these can be found in everyday publications like Reader's Digest. The narrator drones on and all you really hear is blah blah blah blah blah. "And that's the story behind blah blah blah". This title was not only a waste of money/credits... but a waste of time. Unless of course you didn't know that Mary Kay Cosmetics was run by a very determined and self motivated woman. If that is the sort of material that you find "enlightening" then go for it. Otherwise...go take a nap and save your credit.

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      Patricia Vero Beach, FL, USA 09-22-09
      Patricia Vero Beach, FL, USA 09-22-09 Member Since 2009
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      "Enticing title...boring content"

      I was intrigued by the title, but the content is nothing new. We already know how most of the 20th century entrepreneurs got started. I was hoping for more detail not cursory information that has been adequately covered in print and in press. The readers are a bit boring, too. I did give it two stars because some of our younger readers might learn something.

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      I have just started to listen to this and I must say that the readers manner was so teadious and dated that I had to turn it off after 5 minutes. I real waste of money as they just cover a very short bio on each person not really as described.

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