Richard Vague

Richard Vague

Richard Vague serves as Secretary of Banking and Securities, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to his 2020 appointment, he was managing partner of Gabriel Investments and chair of The Governor’s Woods Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization. Previously, he was co-founder, chairman and CEO of Energy Plus, an electricity and natural gas company. Vague was also co-founder and CEO of two banks and founder of the economic data service Tychos. His new book is An Illustrated Business History of the United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 21, 2021).


Richard Vague is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow him on LinkedIn. For more information, visit the author’s website.
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From Factories to FAANG – The More Things Change…

In 1791 Alexander Hamilton prepared his “Report on Manufactures,” which gives us a sense of America’s early business activity. His list included the production of animal hides into leather, shoes, saddlery, breeches and gloves. It also included the use of iron and steel to make tools, nails, agricultural implements, stoves,...