July 06, 2007


Business Magazine Forbes was started by Bertie Charles Forbes in 1917 .

Forbes started his own magazine “devoted to doers and doings” in 1917. Originally, he wanted to call the publication Doers and Doings, but Walter Drey, the general manager of the Magazine of Wall Street, convinced his new business partner to use his last name because it was well-known with the investment community. In the end, the phrase was incorporated into the masthead: Forbes: Devoted to Doers and Doings.

The first cover story was a competition to find the best employer in America.

Forbes had success earlier in the year with a book called Men who are making America , a collection of short biographies about businessmen, and its success allowed him to start the magazine. In 1926, Forbes followed it up with a book titled Automotive giants of America .

some famous quotes by Bertie Charles Forbes:

Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education.

The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure

The most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.


Varun Reddy Sevva said...

Hi praneeth,

you may not know me as i rarely reply to biz-quizzes on quiznet... ur blog is really good and i will go through it regularly.. i am also gonna buy ur book ASAP... me in IIML and am aspiring to become an all-round quizzer... movies and sports like F1, tennis and basketball are my main forte... but i want to become a good biz-quizzer too...

can u give me some tips as to how can i become a better biz-quizzer?? i am also in the process of writing a trivia-quiz book... almost completed.... will send u a complementart copy too... please temme hw i can actually improve in biz-qiuizzing...


Varun Reddy Sevva said...

please leave a message as a comment in ur blog itself.. i'll check it out later... thanks...

praneeth said...

Thx Varun look fwd for u r book all da best!!!

I guess u need to have passion for quizzing thats most imp.

I generally read all pink papers, Business magazines go thru comp websites, histories do a bit of googeling when i read something interesting

Varun Reddy Sevva said...

oh... ok..and ya, someone already bought ur book on ebay... hw can i get it also???

praneeth said...

you can get my book from -

1- you can click on the ebay widget on top of my blog

2- go to www.ebay.in search for "business quiz" or "business quiz Books" or "coeus buisness quiz book"....you can see my listing.

Incase you din find it on ebay.in, it mean someone had bought the item..juss wait till i relist it. i cant sell multiple items of same product till i get 10 positive feedback's..looking for more buyers like u Varun :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Praneeth, I will be sending you a draft in 2 days time for your quiz book. In the meantime, can you tell me where an I procure a copy (Even a secondhand will do)of this book, it's out of stock:


praneeth said...


I dont have a off line partner except Himalaya Book world, Hyderabad

Juss about to partner with a leading CAT coaching center..u can get it from ebay.in

shoot a mail to praneeth82@gmail.com, if u need more clarification and plz mail me if ur sending a D.D