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Bernie Marcus


The son of Russian immigrants, Bernard “Bernie” Marcus was no stranger to the importance of hard work and determination. Even still, it wasn’t until he was unexpectedly unemployed at the age of 50 that he found his path to becoming a self-made billionaire.

This mini-lesson is part of the Economics Arkansas iNSPIRE! series and can be used to start a class on a number of related topics including selling, innovation, or marketing. The included activities will help your students identify practical ways to evaluate new ideas as well as the positive and negative effects of progress.


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