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The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way: The spectacular success stories of 15 men who made it to the very, very top by Max Gunther

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8. The Scatterseeds Approach

MOST OF THE WEALTHY men we’ve visited so far have been, to some extent, specialist. Each has made his fortune predominantly in a single industry or a single characteristic type of venture. Though he might have wandered into other territories at various times in his life, each was continually drawn back to his primary field – the field about which he felt he knew the most, in which he felt the most confident, the most comfortable. This primary field is the one with which the world associates the man and by which it labels him. Thus Clement Stone, though he has toe-dipped and waded and sometimes plunged into many ventures during the course of a busy life, is still inescapably labeled as an insurance man. Conrad Hilton ...

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