Started May 10
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I'm reading the new book by Chip and Dan Heath ("Switch" and "Made to Stick") called "Decisive: How to Make Better Decision in Life and Work". So far another very good book from them. Here's a fun stat they shared: according to some study done, CEO's of large companies pay more for acquisitions based on how much attention they've received from the press. This presumably pumps up their ego, leading to a willingness to pay more. On average, CEO's of acquisitions paid a 4.8% premium for each…Continue
Any Wrestlemania fans out there? (I know you're reluctant to admit in a public forum, so I'll wait for you to reopen this in an incognito browser window). If so you'll enjoy this video blog that talks about what young entrepreneurs can learn from Brett "the Hitman" Hart, one of the best Wrestlemania wrestlers ever.
Continuing with the fourth on my series on great entrepreneurs you may have never heard of....
Since most GAINnet members live in Florida, many of us are at least vaguely aware of this blog’s entrepreneur: Wayne Huizenga. You may know that he owns the Miami Dolphins and may recall that he started AutoNation or another business. He is, however, probably the most successful serial entrepreneur of all time. He is the only person to start three Fortune 500 companies from scratch and six…Continue
Third in my series about entrepreneurs that aren't as celebrated as more recent success stories -- but who laid the groundwork for today's economy -- this profiles George Eastman.
The company he founded, Eastman Kodak, is still well known although the story of one of the earliest technology entrepreneurs is seldom told. Born in Waterville NY in 1854, George only attended school for a few years, before dropping out to help his widowed mother (his Dad died when he was just 7) by earning…Continue