I am pleased to have received an advance review copy. The subtitle is How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World’s Most Successful Companies, and here are three excerpts:
One of the many schools I attended was a Catholic school, to which I was sent at age five for a couple of years. But I was a skeptic even at that young age. I rejected the nuns’ claim — which I took literally — that Jesus was behind the altar. They offered graham crackers and milk as reward for good behavior, but the incentive wasn’t strong enough for me.
…Barbara Walters included David [Koch] on her television special The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.
His selection highlights the difference in our lifestyles. His is interesting; mine is not. When I am not in the office, I’m either studying praxeology, working out in our basement gym, analyzing the twenty-four components of the golf swing, enjoying one of Liz’s “heart-healthy” meals in our kitchen, or trying to understand what my toddler grandsons are saying when we FaceTime.
…Koch [Industries] has enjoyed better results hiring from Wichita State or Kansas State than from Harvard. (The four employees who have succeeded me as president of Koch Industries hailed from the Murray State University School of Agriculture, Texas A&M, the University of Tulsa, and Emporia State University.)
This is no dull, ghost-written tome, rather it is interesting throughout. You can pre-order the book here.