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Royal Little

Textron

1923 - 1960

Fabricated Goods

1920 b. 1896
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateHarvard University
Personal
Born-Died1896 - 1989
BirthplaceMassachusetts (MA)
RaceWhite
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - 1920

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).