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Description - Hess by Tina Davis

A glimpse of the savvy that built a global corporation from scratch

Hess: The Last Oil Baron profiles a titan of the oil industry, mapping the journey of the quintessential American dream. The story of Leon Hess follows an immigrant kosher butcher's son as he builds an oil dynasty that may never be matched. The multinational, multi-billion-dollar company began with a single second-hand delivery truck and the Rockefeller-caliber business acumen of one young man. Interviews with former employees, beneficiaries, and even his high school sweetheart provide an insider's perspective on the man behind the legacy, allowing today's aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from one of the nation's most inspiring success stories.

Leon Hess built a global empire from the ground up. Along the way, he fought in a war, did business with Muammar Qaddafi, won a Super Bowl as the owner of the Jets, was involved in Watergate, and introduced the Hess toy truck that became a holiday tradition for millions of Americans. More than just a book of business strategy, Hess tells the story of a life fascinatingly lived, and the legacy he left behind.

  • Discover the man behind the company, the Jets football team, and the iconic toy truck
  • Learn how the actions of Leon Hess affected the modern push toward energy independence
  • Study the strategy that turned a single-truck operation into a major integrated company
  • Consider the challenges Hess Corp. faces to its family legacy today, and the solutions being implemented

Leon Hess' strategies and techniques can be emulated and imitated, but his entrepreneurial fire is something altogether more rare. Hess provides readers with a glimpse of the man whose unrivaled ambition changed an industry and a nation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118923443
ISBN-10: 1118923448
Format: Hardback
(232mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tina Davis

TINA DAVIS is an editor for Bloomberg News and has been writing about energy issues for almost two decades. She previously worked for The Economist, the Sunday Times of London, and The Energy Daily. JESSICA RESNICK-AULT is an editor for Thomson Reuters and has been writing about energy for more than a decade. She previously worked for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, and The Providence Journal.

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