M&M stands for the names of Mars and Murrie families who once worked closely together. The Murrie family would later go to spawn the famous Hershey brand, which would become a bitter rival to the Mars’ family business. Photo: AP
Stephen Vines
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The View by Stephen Vines

The billionaire Mars family leveraged this one personality trait to drive global success

Forrest E Mars Jr helped transform the confectionary company into a US$35 billion colossus using his father’s focus and a corporate culture that some say was paranoid

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M&M stands for the names of Mars and Murrie families who once worked closely together. The Murrie family would later go to spawn the famous Hershey brand, which would become a bitter rival to the Mars’ family business. Photo: AP
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