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The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future

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Its Never Too Late to Top Your Personal Best.

Both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global-energy and natural-resource wars, The First Billion Is the Hardest tells the story of the remarkable late-life comeback that brought the famed oilman and maverick back from bankruptcy and clinical depression. Along the way, the man often called the “Oracle of Oil” shares the insights that have made him a legend-and describes the billion-dollar bets he is now making in hopes of securing Americas energy independence.

“Sassy...breezes along...salted with earthy aphorisms.”—Bloomberg.com

“Boones analysis of Americas energy situation is 100 percent on the money....The country should listen to him-now!” —Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

“Self-deprecating and audacious...overall, its decidedly informative about the machinations of business.” -Dallas Morning News

“A fascinating, eye-opening book by one of Americas greatest iconoclasts and entrepreneurs. Boone Pickens sense of daring and innovation has never been sharper.”-Steve Forbes, president and CEO, Forbes Inc., and editor in chief of Forbes magazine

Synopsis:

It's Never Too Late to Top Your Personal Best.

Both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global-energy and natural-resource wars, The First Billion Is the Hardest tells the story of the remarkable late-life comeback that brought the famed oilman and maverick back from bankruptcy and clinical depression. Along the way, the man often called the Oracle of Oil shares the insights that have made him a legend-and describes the billion-dollar bets he is now making in hopes of securing America's energy independence.

Sassy...breezes along...salted with earthy aphorisms.--Bloomberg.com

Boone's analysis of America's energy situation is 100 percent on the money....The country should listen to him-now --Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Self-deprecating and audacious...overall, it's decidedly informative about the machinations of business. -Dallas Morning News

A fascinating, eye-opening book by one of America's greatest iconoclasts and entrepreneurs. Boone Pickens' sense of daring and innovation has never been sharper.-Steve Forbes, president and CEO, Forbes Inc., and editor in chief of Forbes magazine

About the Author

T. BOONE PICKENS is, in his ninth decade, the very active strategic and managerial force behind BP Capital, one of Americas most successful energy companies. Currently, he ranks among the worlds richest men.

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ISBN:
9780307396013
Author:
Pickens, T. Boone
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Biography/Business
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.12 x 0.59 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , It's Never Too Late to Top Your Personal Best.

Both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global-energy and natural-resource wars, The First Billion Is the Hardest tells the story of the remarkable late-life comeback that brought the famed oilman and maverick back from bankruptcy and clinical depression. Along the way, the man often called the Oracle of Oil shares the insights that have made him a legend-and describes the billion-dollar bets he is now making in hopes of securing America's energy independence.

Sassy...breezes along...salted with earthy aphorisms.--Bloomberg.com

Boone's analysis of America's energy situation is 100 percent on the money....The country should listen to him-now --Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Self-deprecating and audacious...overall, it's decidedly informative about the machinations of business. -Dallas Morning News

A fascinating, eye-opening book by one of America's greatest iconoclasts and entrepreneurs. Boone Pickens' sense of daring and innovation has never been sharper.-Steve Forbes, president and CEO, Forbes Inc., and editor in chief of Forbes magazine

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