The epic rise of Sir Robert McAlpine


Sir Robert McAlpine was one of the most successful entrepreneurs, ever. Here’s how he did it…

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Sir Robert McAlpine, was born in 1847 in Newarthill, Scotland.

He began working in a local mine at age 10. By 17, he apprenticed as a bricklayer while still mining in the winter. In 1868, he started his own building business, later settling in Motherwell and Hamilton, North and South Lanarkshire, respectively.


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