About the author
Philip A Fisher was a famous stockbroker and the author of four books on investing: Paths to Wealth through Common Stocks, Conservative Investors Sleep Well, Developing an Investment Philosophy, and Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. He worked as an investment manager from 1931 to 1999 when he retired at age 91. Though he worked in the stock market long before the emergence of Silicon Valley, Fisher advocated for investing in mission-driven, smart start-up companies with innovative strategies for success. He died in 2004.