Why entrepreneurs identify with Forbes magazine
Nick Gillespie and Austin Bragg of Reason interviewed Steve Forbes on the 100th anniversary of Forbes magazine.
Here is an excerpt:
Gillespie: What is the essential role that Forbes Magazine plays now? And where do you see it in the next 100 years?
Forbes: I think we’re unique from other business publications. I think this is one reason why, around the world, entrepreneurs identify with Forbes. We don’t see business as evil. We don’t see them as miscreants, having to be sat on, unless they wreck the world and kill all of us with pollution, or bad dog food, or whatever. Kill your pets. We see it as a noble undertaking. Yes, human beings, what they are, some are going to go off the rails.
So from the beginning, my grandfather was, somebody said, like a drama critic. Loved it when he got it right, but hits you hard when you got it wrong, but loved what it all represented. And to him, what we called entrepreneurial capitalism today, is how you enable people to do great things, be creative, learn from your mistakes, and you’re doing well, you make other people better.
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