Forbes’ 85 Business Breakthroughs

Here, in celebration of the magazine’s 85th anniversary. Always nice to once in a while go down memory lane. History never fails to teach (if we are willing to learn).

An interesting article by John Steele Gordon traces the story of pioneers who “die broke”, even as “their imitators amass fortunes”.

Inventive geniuseshave a way of coming to bad ends, while
I used to like Forbes a lot more earlier than I do now (I prefer Fortune and Business Week for their tech coverage), but its still a good magazine.

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