A young man named Stanley Dashew graduated from college and founded Dashew Business Machines in the midst of the Great Depression. His Los Angeles-based company produced evolutionary imprinters that became the hardware foundation for the emerging credit card industry. Dashew worked directly with senior management of Bank of America (BOA), and later American Express, to create the modern-day credit card system for which he is most well known — but he didn’t stop there. Stanley Dashew’s extraordinary career includes achievements as an inventor, industrialist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, sailor and champion of world peace. He has made several fortunes and counts dozens of patents and inventions among his accomplishments.