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The First Billion Is the Hardest : Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future
by T. Boone Pickens


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307396013
  • ISBN-10: 0307396010
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 274


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