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Post by msfry » August 19th, 2020, 9:48 am

The Empire Of Business, by Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-empire-of-business-by-andrew-carnegie/
This collection of essays by Scottish-American steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie, gathered from various periodicals and first published in book form in 1902, provides insight into one of history’s richest and most notable entrepreneurs/philanthropists. Carnegie shares his outlook on the economic situation in America at the turn of the 20th century, the state of the US oil, coal, rail, and steel industries, the relationship between capital and labour, individualism vs. socialism, the public/private sector partnership, the upward climb of humanity into prosperity, the importance of land and population, trade and the best uses of tariffs, etc. He also discusses the personal rewards of hard work, integrity, thrift, how to accumulate wealth, cultivation of the lifelong reading habit, use of libraries, and other advice for achieving success. Included is one of his most famous little essays, "The Three Legged Stool". (Summary by Michele Fry)
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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Business & Economics
      Keywords that describe the book: business, economics, thrift, wealth, individualism vs socialism, railroads, labour, capital, wages NOTE TO MC: Please leave this visible so I can add more as need be.)
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      • "Section Number (Part Number if applicable) of The Empire Of Business, by Andrew Carnegie. (First section only, "First published in1902").This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org".
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Last edited by msfry on October 7th, 2020, 11:19 am, edited 17 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » August 19th, 2020, 4:30 pm

I'm working on setting this up, but I don't like the two different intros depending on section length. That's a practice that has snuck into projects lately without discussion, and is confusing for listeners and readers IMHO.

The shortened disclaimer was meant for short poetry, not for any little section in a larger project.

If you'll agree to the standard intro, I'll MC this. Otherwise, I'll pass.
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Post by Kalamareader » August 19th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Hi, Michele,

I know this is quite early, but if I might, I would like to put a claim in for "The Three Legged Stool" to start out with.

Thanks,

Wayne
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Post by msfry » August 19th, 2020, 6:13 pm

TriciaG wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 4:30 pm
I'm working on setting this up, but I don't like the two different intros depending on section length. That's a practice that has snuck into projects lately without discussion, and is confusing for listeners and readers IMHO.

The shortened disclaimer was meant for short poetry, not for any little section in a larger project.

If you'll agree to the standard intro, I'll MC this. Otherwise, I'll pass.
I was following Amy's instructions and thought it had become LV policy. A good policy. It is really very nice to NOT hear that blatant advertisement repeated so often throughout every file on every project, especially with many short sections like my coffee break, dreams and short stories projects. I wish it would be made policy, it would be good for us, but it doesn't affect this project much as there are only 3 short sections, so I think I'll keep ya if you will still have me! :D
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Post by KevinS » August 19th, 2020, 6:47 pm

Thrift as a Duty, please?
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Post by TriciaG » August 20th, 2020, 5:39 am

This is set up!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
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Post by KevinS » August 20th, 2020, 6:31 am

TriciaG wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 5:39 am
This is set up!
May I have the first section, too?
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Post by msfry » August 20th, 2020, 6:39 am

1 and 3 assigned to Kevin. 9 to Wayne. MW will be filled in today.
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Post by msfry » August 20th, 2020, 10:08 am

MW is filled in. We can move to Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by Kalamareader » August 20th, 2020, 10:50 am

TriciaG wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 5:39 am
This is set up!
Long intro or short?

Wayne
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Post by TriciaG » August 20th, 2020, 11:20 am

Kalamareader wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 10:50 am
TriciaG wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 5:39 am
This is set up!
Long intro or short?

Wayne
Long for all. :) The instructions in the first post are current.
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Post by Kalamareader » August 20th, 2020, 12:38 pm

Wayne
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Post by williamjones » August 20th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Please assign me sections 07 and 08.
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Post by msfry » August 20th, 2020, 2:38 pm

williamjones wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Please assign me sections 07 and 08.
Will do!
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Post by msfry » August 20th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Thanks, Wayne. You're green! :mrgreen:
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