It's an archetypal example of corporate greed in America, which is, unfortunately a product of the fact that scientists typically make poor administrators. Had Bob been a Bill Gates or a Steve Jobs, Carver Corporation would be around today. But those aren't typical scenarios.
What most technical innovators do is different from what Bob did, and he got caught up in his own involvement with the Company and his products (to his credit and downfall). Most innovators form a private company, develop a successful product line, take the company public, make a fortune on the IPO and then sell the company to some investors and move on. Bob executed perfectly on the front end of this strategy, just not the back end. Some innovators successfully hold on to a position in their company (think Amar Bose and Matthew Polk), but most of them have to stifle their visions of greatness for the realities of the mass market. Bob couldn't do that. And, the Board of Directors couldn't execute in the mass market, either.
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