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The Resource Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr

Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr

Label
Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer
Title
Barefoot to billionaire
Title remainder
reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer
Statement of responsibility
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Billionaire entrepreneur, distinguished public servant, and father of a former governor and presidential candidate, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., has been very fortunate in life. The company he founded in 1970, the Huntsman Corporation, is now one of the largest petrochemical manufacturers in the world, employing more than 12,000 people and generating over $10 billion in revenue each year. Success in business, though, has always been a means to an end--never an end in itself. In Barefoot to Billionaire, Huntsman revisits the key moments in his life that shaped his view of faith, family, service, and the responsibility that comes with wealth. He writes candidly about his brief tenure in the Nixon administration, which preceded the Watergate scandal but still left a deep impression on him about the abuse of power and the significance of personal respect and integrity. He also opens up about his faith and prominent membership in the Church Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But most importantly, Huntsman reveals the rationale behind his commitment to give away his entire fortune before his death. In 1995, Huntsman and his wife Karen founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute and have since dedicated more than a billion dollars of their personal funds to the fight for a cure. They don't plan to stop giving until the battle is won. In this increasingly materialistic world, Barefoot to Billionaire is a refreshing reminder of the enduring power of traditional values"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huntsman, Jon M
Dewey number
  • 973.924092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.H775
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huntsman, Jon M
  • Businessmen
  • Billionaires
  • Philanthropists
  • Cancer
  • Politicians
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Mormons
  • Huntsman, Jon M.
  • Conduct of life
Label
Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION: Chasing the American Dream -- PART I: ESTABLISHING THE FORTUNE -- In the Beginning -- Leaving Home -- Taking Flight -- Good Morning, Mr. President -- Deep Throat -- Contention, Creations and Clam Shells -- Riverboat Gambler -- Expanding Horizons -- Tangling with the Soviets -- The Sun Never Sets -- Environmental Issues -- PART II: GIVING IT AWAY -- Kidnapped -- To Armenia With Love -- Facing Mortality -- Making Good on The Promise -- Giving Back -- Heading for the Lifeboats -- The Double-Cross -- Legacy Projects -- It's All in the Family -- The Wild Card -- Riding Into the Sunrise
Control code
ocn870919643
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781468309324
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)870919643
Label
Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION: Chasing the American Dream -- PART I: ESTABLISHING THE FORTUNE -- In the Beginning -- Leaving Home -- Taking Flight -- Good Morning, Mr. President -- Deep Throat -- Contention, Creations and Clam Shells -- Riverboat Gambler -- Expanding Horizons -- Tangling with the Soviets -- The Sun Never Sets -- Environmental Issues -- PART II: GIVING IT AWAY -- Kidnapped -- To Armenia With Love -- Facing Mortality -- Making Good on The Promise -- Giving Back -- Heading for the Lifeboats -- The Double-Cross -- Legacy Projects -- It's All in the Family -- The Wild Card -- Riding Into the Sunrise
Control code
ocn870919643
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781468309324
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)870919643

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