I like this piece from Rich Karlgaard, publisher at Forbes:
“BUSINESS WAS ORIGINATED to produce happiness, not pile up millions.” So wrote FORBES founder B.C. Forbes–Steve’s grandfather–in the magazine’s premiere issue, almost 98 years ago. B.C. was a walking encyclopedia of business wisdom. His adages had a moral quality to them. “The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.” “The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.” And not to be forgotten: “Jealousy … is a mental cancer.”
B.C. believed good people would win in the end–most of the time. And if they didn’t win after giving it their all, the noble strivers had nothing to be ashamed of.
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