Can't Take It With You: The Art of Making and Giving Money by Lewis B. Cullman

By Lewis B. Cullman

What an enormous tale! What an enormous existence! What a huge contribution to society! What a tremendous guy! definitely, Mr. Cullman can say he has "lived" his existence and it is not over but. This ebook is a needs to learn for the up and coming entreprenuer, the social philanthropist and people sitting on millions, hundreds of thousands or even billions they, nor their households or generations to return may well ever spend. I salute Mr. Cullman for developing the trail and never following a path in his generosity, philosophy and company acumen.

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I should have realized at that moment that he would make his name in politics. So much for the Grand Wilmington Strategy. The only thing that seemed to impress the Orkin contingent deeply about the adventure was Pete du Pont’s ready generosity. Even George Weymouth hadn’t come through. As likable as he was, he didn’t really cut much mustard with the du Ponts. He had been typecast in the family as the brotherin-law who kept bringing in all these oddball deals. There would be no $5 million from their side, and without their participation, I had no intention of approaching my own family for another $5 million.

Finally in 1919, at the tail end of five children, I came along. If the Cullmans have less colorful roots than my mother’s side of the family, it wasn’t for lack of trying. My great-grandfather Ferdinand Kullmann and his brother, Heinrich, were wine merchants in the German river town of Bingen-am-Rhein, entitled to use the imperial coat of arms on their label because they sold to the emperor himself. Ferdinand also had what proved to be an unfortunate appetite for liberal politics. For a while during the revolutionary spring and summer of 1848, it looked as if he and other like-minded Germans were going to get their way.

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, was part of the second wave of New England boarding schools. The Philips Academies at Andover, Massachusetts, and Exeter, New Hampshire, had been launched in the 1780s. Although it wouldn’t make much of a splash until the mid-twentieth century, Deerfield Academy dated back to 1797. Hotchkiss didn’t come along until 1891, founded by Maria Harrison Bissell Hotchkiss for the express purpose of preparing boys who were to enroll at Yale University. Indeed, it was the Yale connection that had gotten this whole train rolling in the first place.

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