Riding High On Little Wheels

The kick scooter's unlikely comeback pays off big for J.D. Corp.

He never intended to spur a global fad. All Gino Tsai wanted back in 1996 was to have his designers build a small scooter to help the 5-foot-4 Tsai negotiate his sprawling Taiwanese bicycle factory. "My legs are too short, and my walking speed always seems too slow," says the 44-year-old Tsai, president of J.D. Corp., based in central Taiwan.

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