TITLE

The Thing That Would Not Die

AUTHOR(S)
Warshaw, Michael
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Inc.;2000 Inc. Technology 1, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the activities of the toy company Playing Mantis Incorporated. How men in the United States regard the toys from their past; Information on how the company started; Formula for the success of the company.
ACCESSION #
2901608

 

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