captain of industry


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captain of industry

Fig. a high-ranking corporation officer; a wealthy and successful capitalist. The captains of industry manage to hang on to their money no matter what. It's fun to see those captains of industry drive up in their limousines.
See also: captain, industry, of
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If you've the sort of mind that would forget Jones I doubt if ever you'll be a captain of industry.
Any one of them knows far more about sociology and all the other ologies than the average captain of industry.
A damned blood-sucking blackmailer was that simple, strenuous, self-made captain of industry.
TMPS is honored to be associated with a captain of industry such as HHI-EMD," said Shane Roeser, TMPS President.
Ineos tycoon Jim Ratcliffe has so far displayed attitudes to employment more in common with a Victorian mill owner than a progressive captain of industry.
With an astute understanding of the British male psyche and an acumen that should be the envy of many a captain of industry, she has utilised her primary asset, her body, as a business tool and earned a fortune as she did so.
A former captain of industry has called on business leaders to put in extra hours to cope with the demands of the recession.
In steering through these choppy waters, Smith will need perhaps even greater deftness at the tiller than in his previous roles as a captain of industry.
One captain of industry, who I won't name, spent all night pressing the buttons," declares Rocking Bob, a self-confessed fan of the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis.
Now, I am no captain of industry, neither am I an economist, but I do know enough to state that in order to survive in today's world, one needs to keep an eye on the horizon for emerging trends and prepare accordingly.
The man whose life began in a humble cottage in Brentford, London, was to become a great captain of industry.
A NUNEATON graduate has been hailed by the government as a future captain of industry.
No fussy monogrammed shirt, no sparkling ingot cufflinks, no Italian loafers--none of the trappings that would signify his Captain of Industry station are apparent when Ghosn introduces Nissan Motor Co.
Chief among them are the precocious Ellie Dunn (Ann Marie Lee) and Boss Mangan (Apollo Dukakis), the amoral captain of industry Ellie plans to marry for money - if a prior flirtation with Hector doesn't get in her way.
It was probably partly a pose, because although Oliver Smith looked like a captain of industry or a prince of state ordered up from a meticulous Central Casting, he was, in fact, merely theatrical.