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A Million For Your Thoughts

What makes those platinum-plated minds tick?

This story appears in the March 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop." --Author Unknown

There was a moment on January 6, 1990, in Providence, Rhode Island, when David Posman apparently thought he had made the business deal of his life. That moment was after he took a bottle and smashed it over the head of an armored truck driver. Posman grabbed four bags from the truck and fled. Unfortunately for him, each bag weighed 30 pounds. He painfully staggered away, and the police soon found the exhausted thief hiding in a nearby parking garage. It was right about then that Posman discovered he had stolen 120 pounds of pennies.

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