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Rather dispiriting reading at Business Week

It has just concocted a list of 'the 30 Greatest Entrepreneurs' of all time (set aside the inherent nonsense of these lists for one moment), and while it is predictably Americentric, it manages just one Briton, which just had to be that dreadful bearded self-publicist and serial litigant.

Are there really no British entrepreneurs of note, or has BW failed to cast its net beyond the US bar the inevitable politically correct inclusion of a few Asians - not including Sony's Akio Morita or Soichiro Honda? No Gauls, Teutons etc either

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Anonymous Nomad said... 11:44 am

Yes, that list should be retitled to include the word *American*.

A UK list would include Mesrs Rolls & Royce; and perhaps Lord Nuffield. Not to forget the great Victorian philanthropists who made Britain great; plus the traders of the Empire - eg Cecil Rhodes and the like who founded the great trading companies 200 years ago, many of ehich ares till going strong, albeit under different names. In my view these people had it a lot harder than Beardie and Gates..  



Anonymous verity said... 4:05 pm

I believe Lakshmi Mittal has made a bob or two.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 10:24 pm

I know but what would us English know about entrepreneuship?

Sir Francis Drake gets my vote.  



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