1700 Who's Who organizations in the USA. For 100 yrs, Marquis Who's Who ruled the roost. Along came a competitor who ran past Marquis, creating a executive club, a way to expand the network. Reed Elsevier, Dutch owner of Marquis, Lexis Nexis, Martindale Hubble, etc., did not like being second-best, so the goal was to crush the largest executive club ever created: Who's Who Worldwide Registry.
Can you explain never hearing about this impressively dirty trial, one of our longest federal trials? With a corrupt postal inspector and more, they succeeded. 70,000 top executives lost their investment. Not a whisper in the media. A news blackout.