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The first billion is the hardest : reflections on a life of comebacks and America's energy future

Author: T Boone Pickens
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The legendary hedge-fund manager describes his battle back from financial disaster as he entered his seventh decade of life and the many vital lessons he learned along the way, including how to believe in oneself even if those around you do not.
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Named Person: T Boone Pickens; T Boone Pickens; Thomas Boone Pickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Boone Pickens
ISBN: 9780307395771 0307395774
OCLC Number: 251439171
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 260 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Blood, guts and feathers --
"A big deal takes as much time as a little deal" --
Starting over --
The bottom of the canyon --
Loading the boat --
It's all about the team --
Learning to live with peak oil --
Going long and scoring big --
Stepping up my giving --
"Roll up the maps!" --
Mixing oil and water --
Biggest deal of my career: wind --
Big idea: an energy plan for America.
Responsibility: T. Boone Pickens.

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The legendary hedge-fund manager describes his battle back from financial disaster as he entered his seventh decade of life and the many vital lessons he learned along the way, including how to believe in oneself even if those around you do not.

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