Writing Out Loud, 2008
"Both Adam Smith and Horatio Alger would find something to like in the rise of T. Boone Pickens."—The Wall Street Journal
T. Boone Pickens
A tycoon in the truest sense of the term, T. Boone Pickens is generally recognized as one of the country’s wealthiest and most influential businessmen. Boone, who worked as a wildcatter before establishing his own oil company, is also a powerful advocate for alternative energy sources.
In other words, Boone, a noted philanthropist, is not all about business. In his latest memoir, The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future (2008), he shares personal stories and opinions as part of a larger conversation about our nation’s values.
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Did You Know...Boone Pickens was the first child ever delivered by caesarean section in the Holdenville, Oklahoma, hospital.
Getting Started with T. Boone PickensSelected Works
Boone Pickens: The Luckiest Guy in the World, 2000
The First Billion Is the Hardest, 2008