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What do Bill Gates, Henry Ford, J. P. Morgan, Mary Kay Ash, andWalt Disney all have in common? Uncompromising vision, awillingness to take risks, and exceptional business acumen. Notonly did these individuals amass great fortunes, theyrevolutionized the business world and helped shape society as weknow it. Theirs are just a few of the stories collected in thisanthology of commercial ingenuity.

Drawing on a wealth of sources, this priceless collection brings tolife extraordinary achievements, many of them forgotten or littleknown: how Robert Morris, the preeminent merchant of the eighteenthcentury, financed the American Revolution with his personal credit;how Ray Kroc used a shrewd real estate strategy to turn a falteringhamburger franchise operation into the McDonald's fast food empire;and how Mary Kay Ash built a billion-dollar direct sales cosmeticscompany by preaching a message of economic empowerment towomen.

Enlightening and fascinating, Forbes(r) Greatest Business Storiesof All Time celebrates larger-than-life ambition, inspiredleadership, wheeling and dealing, and hard work.

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Historian and journalist Daniel Gross has produced a collection of profiles of corporate high-achievers that is exceptionally informative, extremely entertaining, and endlessly inspiring. In Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time, Gross examines 20 pioneering risk-takers who refused to compromise and were ultimately rewarded for their efforts. From the richest man in America during Revolutionary times (Robert Morris) to its richest man today (Bill Gates), the book tracks industrialists, corporate kings, financiers, and visionaries, including J. P. Morgan, Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, and Mary Kay Ash in a manner that shows why all are worth studying.

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Insightful stories of 20 entrepreneurs and how they changed the way we live and do business. The editors of Forbes magazine have gathered the stories every educated business professional needs to read. Each story features a business personality as well as a corporation, and is packed with drama, excitement, wisdom and success secrets. The book as a whole is an insightful history, illuminating our current condition by explaining the forces behind it.

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