Business Audiobook- Asking for authoritative read
WHEN I WAS a young boy, my father used to tell me stories about the great legends in business. He would talk about all their great accomplishments and the power and wealth they had accumulated. The legends included J. Paul Getty, T. Boone Pickens, Warren Buﬀet, and others. I felt as though I could sit and listen to the stories of these greats for hours. They had made a diﬀerence not only in their own lives, but also in the lives of others. I can recall being fascinated by the stories, but I believed that anyone could achieve greatness if they wanted to. These greats had accomplished what others could not. As a youth, I wondered why others did not achieve such success. In my simple mind, the reason they didn’t was because they must not have wanted to.
One of the greats was J. Paul Getty—a man who was able to accumulate a lot of wealth. When Mr. Getty passed, he donated his fortune to the J. Paul Getty Trust. One of the museums run from his trust is in Los Angeles, which has nearly 1.8 million visitors each year. The trust runs on a simple vision: “the diﬀusion of artistic and general knowledge” (The J. Paul Getty Trust, 2011). It amazes me that an entity can run oﬀ a single vision statement; only seven words drive the actions of the entity.