Royal Little
Textron
1923–1960
Textron
1923–1960
Little, often referred to as “the Father of Conglomerates,” was famous for his “unrelated diversification” theory. He built one of the world’s largest and most successful conglomerates. Starting as a textile manufacturer, by the mid-1960s he had acquired nearly 70 different companies outside the textile industry (including companies in the fields of aerospace and defense, agrochemical and metal products).

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