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A collection of stories about business and economics to assist the small business entrepreneur. These true stories are documented to help the business owner understand the principles and concepts advocated on this website.

Economic Bubble – The Great Dutch Tulip Craze

Economic Bubble

Universally accepted as the first economic bubble, the Great Dutch Tulip Craze, also known as Tulipmania, of the late 1620’s to February 1637 serves as a reminder to all of us involved in business, that value can be driven by greed and not intrinsic worth.   During this time period, a tulip bulb rose in price from 60 times its original value to over 150 times the original price.

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