Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Computer mogul got his start selling stamps

Michael Dell,43, the CEO and Chairman of leading online PC retailer DELL got his start as a stamp dealer.

According to the Center for Management Research website, "Michael's entrepreneurial skills were evident very early on. At the age of twelve, he created his own 'auction business' for philatelists. He got a few people in his neighborhood to give their stamps to him, advertised 'Dell's Stamps,' in a trade journal and earned $ 2,000 from this venture. According to Michael, it was then that he learnt the importance of eliminating the middleman. This became a guiding principle for all his ventures."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM