When I am particularly dejected, my mother tells me to read biographies and autobiographies to learn how people have overcome great obstacles. Here is an opportunity to acknowledge business innovators — add some!
Who had a greater impact on American business: Henry Ford or the Google guys? The founders of pioneering software companies, airlines, or retail chains? The answers to this question will tell us not only where we’ve been, but maybe where we’re going economically. So Inc. wants you to vote for the person you think is the greatest American entrepreneur of all time. A list of the top 30 entrepreneurs will be published in December. To keep tabs on the voting over the course of the next few months, check the tag clouds on the following pages. Profiles of the nominees will be added a few at a time, and you may vote as much as you want.