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The History Of Opportunity

The History of Opportunity



How Humans Created Value and made money



by Anna Vital



in 2012 Gross World Product $71 trillion



pre-history 10,000 B.C. 500 A.D. 1200 A.D. 1500 A.D. 1550 1700 1780 1901 1930 1960 2001



Gross World Product in trillions of USD



first entrepreneurs, want to work more since warriors no longer plunder their shops



hunter grower warrior craftsman explorer merchant mechanizer industrialist oil driller corporate executive financier startup founder



growing is more stable than hunting



we can plunder growers' food (for the king)



if we make things and found cities warriors won't get us



let's plunder far away lands



bring things form others lands and sell



machines make more things fast



electric machines make things even faster



since industrialists need to feed cars oil



cars made large factories into corporations



now let's buy and sell corporations (LBO)



making useful things faster than a corporation

The History Of Opportunity

shared by annavital on Apr 27, 2013 in Business

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In history, startup entrepreneurship has become the fastest way to create value, and thus the fastest way to move upward in life. But this opportunity is unlike other opportunities humans had in histo...
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