1. The German Economy in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century -- 2. Werner von Siemens's Early Years -- 3. The Founding of the Enterprise and the First Period of Expansion: 1840s to Mid-1860s -- 4. The Enterprises of the Siemens Brothers to 1889 -- 5. Werner von Siemens's Conception of Himself as a Businessman -- 6. Further Expansion of the Siemens Concern: 1890 to World War I.