Harvardwood Presents "Wealth Secrets of the 1%": The Rise of the Robber Barons

January 28, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
866 United Nations Plz
(First Avenue & 48th Street, entrance on 48th)
New York, NY 10017
United States
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Cost:  $3 for Full Members & Friends of Harvardwood (and their guests); $8 for all others.

The doors open at 6:30 (please do not arrive earlier!) with a Reception; the talk will start promptly at 7 pm.  Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.

Morgan_Striking.jpgCarnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan: They were the richest men who had ever lived, and they gave a name to their era of U.S. history—The Age of the Robber Barons.  How did they do it?  And what can we learn today from their story?  Their overwhelming financial and political power led to a backlash that saw many of their corporate empires dismantled and that brought their era decisively to a close. Will we see a similar backlash against today's super-rich?  

Sam Wilkin's new book Wealth Secrets of the 1%: How the Super-Rich Made It to the Top tells the delightful and quite dismaying story of how, through history, the richest of the rich got that way.  The Daily Mail wrote, "This clever, entertaining piece of work is a self-help book with a distinctly satirical edge.  Rich and poor will enjoy it equally, and if you have a modest entourage, I would consider getting copies for them too."  The Washington Independent Review of Books said, "Spoiler alert: the game is rigged... Certainly there's been no shortage of writing lately on the subject of inequality... Wilkin's approach is rather different and much friendlier to the average reader."  The book was an Editors' Choice of the New York Times Book Review. 

Sam_Wilken.jpgSam Wilkin is a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, one of the world's foremost global forecasting and research consultancies, where he previously served as head of business research.  He is also a senior advisor to Oxford Analytica, a strategic analysis and advisory firm that counts among its clients many global companies and more than 25 world governments.  Wilkin received his BA in economics from Eckerd College, where he was a 2004 alumni fellow, and his MA in international relations from the University of Chicago.  He lives in New York and Oxford.

Wealth Secrets of the 1% will be available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the event.

Special thanks to Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.

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