Q1 What do you call a web site that hasn't been updated for a long period?
Q2 In 1952, inspired by the workings of the ball-point pen, which form of fashion accessory was introduced into the market?
Q3 501, 505, 529, 550, 559 & 560. Just numbers? These are a few of this company's model numbers for their products. 2 mules could not pull them apart.
Q4 This businessman moved from New York to San Francisco during the gold rush, not to pan for gold but to sell supplies to miners. In the ensuing years, he made his riveted 'waist overalls' famous. Who was he?
EDIT: luckynawabs, did I get your Qs right?
Yes U did ..
Q1. His father Howard had wanted to be a journalist but worked in a bank, which retrenched him in the Depression. The family had so little money that his mother often skipped her dinner to give her husband a full portion. The second of three children and the only son, he was obsessed with numbers and facts and confessed very early on his desire to be rich. A favourite boyhood book was One Thousand Ways to Make $1000.
Q2. Born in 1835, he enjoyed his childhood in the bosom of an extended family. His father moved the family to the United States when he was in his early teens, but his accent and love of all things Scottish never left him. When the Civil War erupted, he was asked to take charge of US government railways and telegraphs, which he did with distinction. He was a republican and opposed slavery, and this was his great opportunity to serve the cause.
Q3. His first business venture, at 12 years old, arose from his hobby of philately. He had bought stamps at auction and realized that stamp sellers made good money, so got together a catalog of his and his friends' stamps and sold them via mail order. He made $2,000. Born in 1965 in Houston, Texas, he came of age at the dawn of personal computers, and they quickly became his real love. He hung around computer stores and eventually got his parents to give him a PC for his fifteenth birthday.
Q4. Described by his mother as a born mechanic, the greatest moment in his childhood was seeing a road engine, a steam vehicle used to haul farm machinery. It was the first vehicle he had seen not pulled by horses. Always tinkering, by age 15 he could fix almost any watch and seriously considered becoming a watch manufacturer. But the idea of the "horseless carriage" was too great and, without the support of his father, he began to build one in the workshop he had constructed on the family farm.
Q5. He grown up in the Depression, going with his father, a loan appraiser, to witness the repossession of family farms. His boyhood ambition was always to be a salesman, but after college and military service he began his retail career with the retailer J. C. Penney. After marrying Helen Robson, whose father put up some money, the
young couple opened a Ben Franklin variety store franchise in Newport, Arkansas.
Here is some Q's regarding Books
1.His strategy of Invest in what you know has made him a household name among investors. He also says that an important key to investing is that stocks are not lottery tickets, theres a company behind every stock and a reason companies and their stocks perform the way they do. He worked as a manager in Fidelity Magellan for thirteen years (till 90) and, with John Rothschild, co-wrote bestselling books on investment strategies, including One Up On Wall Street and Beating The Street. Name him
2. In his book, he describes the fall of a great British financial institution, and lists three major reasons for the collapse - Panic, Ignorance and Greed - the so-called PIG Factor. Name him and the book
3. He progressed from a mere trainee to a Triumphal Big Swinging **** (in bond trading) through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in NYC and London. His book is named after a game similar to the card game called `I doubt it. He has also written another book - The New New Thing. Name him.
4. It was first published in Korean (in 89) as Its a Big World and Theres Lots to be Done and sold 1.3 million copies within the first 20 months. It is an expression of this entrepreneurs desire to share his personal experiences with younger Koreans, and is his autobiography. What is the book better known as (in its English translation)? Every Street is Paved With Gold