Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr Topics for Discussion

Ron Chernow
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John D. Rockefeller was not only a business tycoon, he was also a philanthropist. To what does he attribute his interest in philanthropy?

How did John D. get started in business? How did he become a part of the oil business?

Explain how Rockefeller used the South Improvement Company to force his competitors out of business and build Standard Oil. What was his purpose?

Compare and contrast Rockefeller's position with that of OPE. They faced many of the same problems and dealt with them in the same way. Explain why.

Explain the organization of a trust. How did this arrangement benefit Rockefeller?

Was John D. Rockefeller a good, pious, religious man or a ruthless predatory businessman? Or was he both? How did he rationalize his behavior?

What is the Sherman Antitrust Act? What was the result of the government case against Standard Oil? How...

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