Monday, March 2, 2009

List of 10 entrepreneurs who rose from the ashes

Here is a list of entrepreneurs who rose from Ashes. They started off during recession time and now are famous.
What one needs to start a business is willingness + ability to start a business.
In recession times one can sow the seeds of fortune.

Depression of 1807 (1807-1814)
Entrepreneur: Charles Wiley
Business: John Wiley & Sons

The Panic of 1907 (1907-1908)
Entrepreneur: William C. Durant
Business: General Motors

The Panic of 1907 (1907-1908)
Entrepreneur: Charles Russell Bard
Business: C.R. Bard

Post-World War I Recession (1918-1921)
Entrepreneur: Cornelius Vander Starr
Business: American International Group

The Great Depression (1929-1939)
Entrepreneur: Dr. Ralph Falk and Dr. Donald Baxter
Business: Baxter International

The Great Depression (1929-1939)
Entrepreneur: James A. Ryder
Business: Ryder Systems

Recession of 1953 (1953-1954)
Entrepreneur: Hugh Hefner
Business: Playboy Enterprises

1973 Oil Crisis (1973-1975)
Entrepreneur: John Sperling
Business: Apollo Group

Early 1980s Recession (1980-1982)
Entrepreneur: David Mintz
Business: Tofutti Brands

Early 1990s Recession (1990-1991)
Entrepreneur: Robert Briskman
Business: Sirius Satellite Radio

Full List on Forbes.
Its now the time to take inspiration from them.

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