My Life And Times Of Madam

2234 Words Jul 30th, 2014 9 Pages
In the life of an entrepreneur one should expect, risk, decisions, success, and even failure, but that didn’t stop the likes of Madam C.J. Walker, a woman who reared even the greatest of entrepreneurial risk while fighting for something bigger than herself. In the biography entitled, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, by A’Leila Bundles, and published by Scribner, Walker’s own great-great granddaughter tells the tale of a lifetime of a woman who started her business own her own ground in her own way. The main idea of this book is to profess Madam C.J. Walker’s own personal story in a very sentimental perspective. No detail is left unwritten about her prolific journey from a slave to a self-made millionaire. I am absolutely enthralled with this prolific biography and the feats of Walker, her story inspires me both personally and business wise. In this report I will briefly explain Madam Walker’s humble beginnings, her rise to legendary success, and her great impact as written by A’Leila Bundles, and my commentary of it all.

To start with, Madam CJ Walker was born as Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867. Walker is the daughter of Owen Breedlove Sr. and Minerva Anderson, former slaves for Robert W. Burney and an investor from Vicksburg, Oliver O. Woodman. Owen Breedlove Sr. was valued at $700 and his soon to be wife Minerva at $600 at the time of their purchase. “Among the slaves Burney brought to the deal were nineteen year old Owen, valued at…

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