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100 Stories of Business Success, by the Editors of Fortune

- Abstract

This little volume presents a selection of “success stories” from Fortune magazine. The subtitle may be somewhat misleading, for the “case histories” are limited to “small” businesses, those run by individual entrepreneurs whose profit is rarely more than $100,000 a year, the kind of men with whom most of us may not too unreasonably hope to identify ourselves. When they originally appeared in the magazine, these little islands of neatly framed print devoted to individual small winners were placed in the midst of surging analyses of whole industries or all-encompassing trends, and thus given something like their proper proportions. And yet, when one reads these vignettes all together and, so to speak, on their own, they are seen to represent something new and by no means insignificant in the American pattern of business success.

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