Education: Ledger Man

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"I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep all you can, and to give away all you can."

So said John Davison Rockefeller, at the age of 60, when he was fingering the yellowed leaves of a precious document, his own Ledger A, which he had kept as a 16-year-old assistant bookkeeper in a Cleveland commission house. That all-inclusive creed, conceived in youth, ex- pressed at the philosopher's age, was the lone recorded feat of Mr....

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