There's an old marketing adage that says, "It's better to be first than it is to be better." Depending on whose opinion you trust, some may say that the Stanley Kaplan test prep courses (first of their kind) have proven also to be best over the years. (I can already hear loud hoots from the Princeton Review crowd).
Well, Stanley Kaplan has died. I thought that it might be interesting to see what made this innovator tick and what may have inspired him to pioneer what eventually blossomed into a somewhat controversial billion dollar industry across the land, spawning large corporations and cottage-level enterprises. Here are the details from a Washington Post article: