Georges Doriot’s NY Times Obit

Here’s a link to Doriot’s obit in the New York Times, published June 3, 1987

The writer, John T. McQuiston, notes that Doriot was “a professor at the Harvard Business School for four decades who was widely credited with inspiring and training more leaders of American corporations than any other person.” Doriot, an inveterate pipe smoker, died of lung cancer in Boston. He was 87 years old and lived in Boston.

Here’s what the obit had to say about Doriot’s contribution to the financial world: “In his role as a venture capitalist, Mr. Doriot thought of himself as someone who nurtured others’ dreams. Comparing his role to that of a father with his children, he refused to give up on a business that was going through hard times. ‘A history of profits is much more important in the long run than a profit in any one year,’ he said.”

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