Herbert Dow book review- a life well lived


I don’t know about you, but sometimes, sad to say, I can take things for granted. However, thanks to this book “Herbert H. Dow –Pioneer in Creative Chemistry”, I’ve been able to pause a bit and reflect on how far life has come.and how grateful I am for men like Herbert Dow
Back at the end of the 19th century, Herbert Dow was a man who persevered through many different obstacles to create and lead the Dow Chemical Company.
His focus of continually discovering new applications for chemicals and how best to manufacture those products in the most economical way was encouraging for me.
He never seemed contented on resting on his successes, but was always on the lookout for maximizing all his resources.
His patriotism, generosity, and selflessness also came out through several situations recorded. Herbert Dow seemed to be a good man. He worked hard. As the head of a business, he took calculated risks. He saw the importance of long term thinking in business (ex. investing in research and development) much
earlier than others. He valued his employees. He prioritized his family. His life made a difference.

If you are looking for a good read that will encourage you, pick this book up.
Also, if you are in any kind of leadership or management role in a business, or in science, and have an appreciation for good decision making in light of the many competing options that are available, you will enjoy this book.


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