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Operations Management Thinkers


This section provides over 50 profiles of the most influential or controversial finance writers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs; those who shaped modern finance through their contributions to both theory and practice. These profiles offer insights into the background, defining moments, and legacies of each of the key characters including: Joseph de la Vega, Franco Modigliani, and Louis Bachelier, to Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes.

  • Ernst Werner von Siemens
    Founding father of electrical engineering
    Ernst Werner von Siemens was a German electrical engineer, industrialist, and inventor, who played a crucial role in the development of telegraphy, and created a number of major inventions in the industry. After leaving school, he joined the army to train in engineering, and attended an engineering college in Berlin, augmenting his earnings through his inventions. While serving a short prison sentence at Magdeburg, for acting as second in a duel...
  • W. Edwards Deming
    The quality and productivity pioneer
    W. Edwards Deming was raised on a farm before studying at the University of Wyoming. He went on to do a PhD at Yale while doing an internship at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and then worked at the US Department of Agriculture and the Census Department. He was a census consultant to the Japanese government and taught statistical process control methods to Japanese business leaders, working for many years as a consultant in Japan. He later moved...

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