Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business Topics for Discussion

Harold C. Livesay
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Identify, list and describe the elements involved in the transition from an agrarian non-industrialized society of the early 1800s to the mechanized society after the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s.

Explain and discuss the significance of Andrew Carnegie's transition from bobbin boy at the textile plant through messenger boy and finally operator at the telegraph company.

Identify, list and describe at least five elements of the railroad business that makes that industry exceptional among all other industries of Carnegie's time.

Identify, list and describe significant characteristics of the difference between being a hard worker and an investor that Carnegie discovers with his investment in Adams Express Company.

Identify and describe the strategies that underlie Carnegie's ability to leverage and develop his reputation and apparent skills as a stock manipulator. Provide an example of how he does that with one specific company.

Describe and discuss an innovation...

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