Milestones: Jun. 15, 1987

DIED. Georges Frederic Doriot, 87, retired Harvard Business School professor and venture capitalist who bankrolled scores of high-tech companies (including Digital Equipment Corp.) and inspired generations of future U.S. business leaders with his highly personal, aphoristic course Manufacturing, which stressed the satisfactions of work that is hard and challenging; of lung cancer; in Boston. "Always remember that someone, somewhere, is making a product that will make yours obsolete," he warned students.

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