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Elmer Sperry – Business Bio Summary

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The inventor of the gyrocompass and father of modern navigation technology, Elmer Sperry made the U.S. military more reliable with his skillful tools of navigation.

William Hearst – Business Bio Summary

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William Hearst, owner of several media outlets including newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and film studios, possessed the resourcefulness to grow his empire.

Stanley Allyn – Business Bio Summary

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Stanley Allyn was never content with the status quo and always had his eye on foreign market opportunities. He multiplied NCR's revenues rapidly.

Robert Woodruff – Business Bio Summary

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From selling ice to selling Coca Cola, Robert Woodruff was destined to bring the Coca-Cola Company into the international spotlight.

Terence Adderley – Business Bio Summary

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Terence Adderley has gained much experience through the years leading to his success from serving on the Board of Directors for several influential companies.

Pete Rozelle – Business Bio Summary

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As NFL Commissioner, Pete Rozelle became a business leader when he revitalized interest in the National Football League, transforming football into a favorite sport.

Robert Powers – Business Bio Summary

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The Nalco Chemical Company owes much of its success to Robert Powers and his business strategy of diversification. Find out how he did it.

Steve Jobs – Business Bio Summary

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Steve Jobs is best known for revitalizing Apple Computer company with the ipod and itunes. How did he do it? Read on to find out more about this modern day business leader.

Sumner Redstone – Business Bio Summary

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Sumner Redstone is one of the most notable business leaders of our time - how he made Viacom the huge success that it is today.

Colonel Harland Sanders – Business Bio Summary

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When Harland Sanders started what would become Kentucky Fried Chicken out of a gas station, he had no idea it would become a giant fast-food chain.