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Kenneth Dahlberg: Dahlberg Electronics

Ken Dahlberg was a triple ace and one of the most successful pilots of the Second World War. At the age of 91, he still flies his own jet.

With $1,000 earned from his salary when he was a POW, he built his first fortune by bringing the benefits of the transistor and miniaturization to millions of hard-of-hearing persons with his “Miracle Ear” invention.

In retirement, he then started a venture capital fund and found a second venture called Buffalo Wild Wings that he led to a second home run. Most of us find it difficult to create one home run.

This is how Ken Dahlberg did it — twice.

This introduction is excerpted from Bootstrap to Billions: Proven Rules from Entrepreneurs who Built Great Companies from Scratch by Dr. Dileep Rao. Copying or reproduction in any format or medium without the prior express, written consent of the author is strictly prohibited.

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  1. andy says:

    I had no idea the same guy created Miracle Ear AND Buffalo Wild Wings. What an interesting and rare combination of successes.

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