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Throughout history humans have learnt to live with gravity despite its innumerable inconveniences, accepting it as a physical fact of the universe. But not Roger Babson. A successful American businessman and economist, Babson was not a man to be pushed around.

Roger Babson was born in 1875 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He attended the MIT and soon after earning an engineering degree, founded a security analysis and investment management company. Within a decade Babson had become a multimillionaire. Through a number of profitable investments, Babson multiplied his fortune and went on to became a leading economists of his time. He has authored more than 40 books on economic and social problems, and hundreds of magazine articles and newspaper columns. The Babson College he founded in Wellesley is one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States.

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