Sometimes the road to entrepreneurism requires a walk into a business totally different than your own. Learn how the mess of printer’s ink led to the birth of the modern ballpoint pen.
When editor Laszlo Jozsef Biro noticed how quick newspaper ink dried, he wanted to give writers that same convenience. In 1938, he got his chemist brother to develop a thicker, more glutinous ink than fountain pens, while Laszlo invented and patented the ballpoint pen.
A pub fight inspired this world famous product — a book to settle bar arguments. Learn why a businessman conceived the Guinness Book of World Records.
On a trip to Brazil, Ed Nichols and Ryan Black were introduced to the Aca’i berry. They loved its unique flavor and nutritional properties. So they started Sambazon and became the first U.S. supplier of Aca’i berries. Today, Sambazon products, all created from the Aca’i berry, can be found everywhere from Pick & Save to Whole Foods.
It failed as a wall paper cleaner. It was a sensation as a toy! How a nephew saved a family business and became a millionaire, with Play-Doh.