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- n. The list published annually by Fortune magazine, numbering five hundred, of the highest-revenue United States companies.
- n. Collectively, the members of that list.
- n. Any one member of that list.
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Dale Carnegie Training includes as its clients four hundred of the Fortune 500 companies.
The late Max Karl, founder of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, told of his dismay at hearing the head of another of the country’s major corporations express pride in having cut his labor force by 10 percent, with no considerations other than “downsizing” the company to reduce costs.
There were two other stars on the patio, of the young, overmoussed generation, one female, one indeterminate, as well as a couple of agents with their best-selling writers, the wives of a couple of Fortune 500 CEOs, and least three mistresses of other Fortune 500 CEOs, as well as the odd tourist couple and discreet celeb watchers, enjoying an unusually rich harvest of faces.
I have with me, to my left, Mister Darwin Washington, journalist from the Michigan Chronicle; and Mister Gram Olson, president and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and board member of several others.
After thirty-plus years as a communications professional and corporate wordsmith for a Fortune 500 company, Mitchell Kyd has begun a new journey as a freelance writer and tale weaver.