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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; Arthur Morey
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Now eighty years old, T. Boone Pickens is a legendary figure in the business world. Known as the 'Oracle of Oil, ' he built Mesa Petroleum, one of the largest independent oil companies in the United States. When Pickens left Mesa after a downward spiral in the company's profits, many counted him out. What followed for him was the loss of 90 percent of his investing capital. But Pickens was far from out. He went on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)232302628
Named Person: T Boone Pickens; T Boone Pickens
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: T Boone Pickens; Arthur Morey
ISBN: 9781415949566 1415949565
OCLC Number: 263426834
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 8:08:47.
Performer(s): Read by Arthur Morey.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 117080 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: T. Boone Pickens.

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"Now eighty years old, T. Boone Pickens is a legendary figure in the business world. Known as the 'Oracle of Oil, ' he built Mesa Petroleum, one of the largest independent oil companies in the United States. When Pickens left Mesa after a downward spiral in the company's profits, many counted him out. What followed for him was the loss of 90 percent of his investing capital. But Pickens was far from out. He went on to stage one of the most impressive comebacks in the industry, turning his investment fund's remaining $3 million into $8 billion. That made him, at age seventy-seven, the world's second-highest-paid hedge fund manager. Today, Pickens is making some of the world's most colossal energy bets. In this audiobook, Pickens not only presents a comprehensive plan for American energy independence but also provides a fascinating glimpse into key resources. The First Billion Is the Hardest is 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"--Publisher's web site.

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