People Prowess

"YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY successful in selecting the five top-performing firms from 1972 to 1992 if you took conventional wisdom and turned it on its head. The five top stocks, and their percentage returns, were: Plenum Publishing (with a return of 15,689%), Circuit City (16,410%), Tyson Foods (18,118%), Wal-Mart [Stores] (19,807%), and Southwest Airlines (21,775%).

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