The Resource On the Road Less Traveled : An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom, (electronic resource)

On the Road Less Traveled : An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom, (electronic resource)

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On the Road Less Traveled : An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom
Title
On the Road Less Traveled
Title remainder
An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom
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Language
eng
Summary
A powerful story touched with family trauma, deprivation, and adversity balanced by a life of hard work and philanthropy! On the Road Less Traveled is the inspirational story of Edmund A. Hajim, an American financier and philanthropist who rises from dire childhood circumstances to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment. At age three, Hajim is kidnapped by his father, driven from St. Louis to Los Angeles, and told that his mother is dead. His father soon abandons him in order to seek employment-mostly in vain-leaving his son behind in a string of foster homes and orphanages. This establishes a pattern of neglect and desertion that continues for Hajim's entire childhood, forever leaving its mark. From one home to another, the lonely boy learns the value of self-reliance and perseverance despite his financial deprivation and the trauma of being an orphan. As time passes, Hajim displays a powerful instinct for survival and a burning drive to excel. A highly motivated student and athlete, he earns an NROTC college scholarship to the University of Rochester; serves in the United States Navy; works as an application research engineer; then attends Harvard Business School, where he finds that the financial industry is his true calling. So begins his rapid ascent in the corporate world, which includes senior executive positions at E. F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers, and fourteen years as CEO of Furman Selz, growing the company more than tenfold. He also creates a happy and abundant family life, though he never forgets what it means to struggle. At age sixty, he is reminded of his painful past when a family secret emerges that brings the story full circle
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Hajim, Ed
Dewey number
  • 332.1/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hajim, Ed
  • Bankers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Orphans
  • Financial services industry
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
On the Road Less Traveled : An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510764323
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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13575427
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MWT13575427
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On the Road Less Traveled : An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510764323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13575427
Publisher number
MWT13575427
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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