Business lessons and insights from billionaires and tycoons.
Jerry Buss, 1934 – 2013
American businessman, real estate investor, and majority owner of the LA Lakers died today. He’s another rags-to-riches story.
Few have ever succeeded at making such a daunting climb, from the nightmarish depths of utter poverty and hopelessness to the soaring heights of unimaginable wealth and power.
At the age of 4, Jerry Buss was standing in a bread line on the frozen soil of Evanston, Wyo., a gunny sack in hand, waiting for the food that would keep him and his single mother, Jesse, alive for another day.
Where a Tycoon Made It Just to Give It Away
Just came across this 2007 profile of Wee Andrew Carnegie.
Buying the N.Y.S.E., in One Shot
I just found an interesting piece in the NYT on the man who’s attempting to buy the NYSE.
With a lead in like this you can’t stop reading till you hit the end:
Just a quick heads up as I rush out the door for a meeting.
Forbes has a brief article titled Late-Blooming Billionaires
“Some strike it rich young, but for the tycoons on this list, wealth came only after long years of work, failure and chance inspiration.”
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”